Virgin Trains provide a direct service from London to Liverpool Lime Street every hour at 8:07, 9:07, 10:07 etc. In addition, travellers from London to Liverpool can take an indirect service every half hour and hop onto a London Midland train at Crewe. This takes around two and a half hours, while direct services usually last around two hours.
If you're travelling first-class on Virgin Trains, you may benefit from free Wi-Fi and power sockets are also available at-seat. A shop provides newspapers, magazines, sandwiches, drinks and snacks.
Trains run by London Midland provide an at-seat trolley which serves drinks and snacks. First class travellers enjoy complimentary biscuits, coffee and tea.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
Journey information from London to Liverpool
Train Fares from: £ 30.00
Fastest route: 2h 14m
Slowest route: 3h 24m
Average Journey Time: 2h 25m
Train per day: Around 72
How long does it take to travel from London to Liverpool by train?
The average journey time between London and Liverpool is 2 hours 25 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 14 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 72 trains per day travelling from London to Liverpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Liverpool?
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Liverpool without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Liverpool.
What time are the first and last train from London to Liverpool?
The first train from London to Liverpool departs at .
The last train from London to Liverpool departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.