Trains from

London to Liverpool

  1. on time
    London Euston
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    London Euston
    05:31
    London Euston
    07:30
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:59
    Crewe
    Platform 6 estimated
    08:44
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    London Euston
    06:36
    London Euston
    08:11
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    08:32
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    09:11
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  4. London Euston
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  5. London Euston
    07:10
    London Euston
    08:47
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    08:57
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    09:42
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. London Euston
    07:30
    London Euston
    09:14
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 3 estimated
    09:19
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 4 estimated
    09:30
    Newton-le-willows
    09:40
    Newton-le-willows
    10:02
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 3 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  7. London Euston
    07:35
    London Euston
    09:10
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    09:32
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    10:11
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. London Euston
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 9 estimated
    0 changes
    Peak
  9. London Euston
    08:30
    London Euston
    10:14
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 3 estimated
    10:19
    Warrington Bank Quay
    Platform 4 estimated
    10:30
    Newton-le-willows
    10:41
    Newton-le-willows
    11:02
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 3 estimated
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 3 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  10. London Euston
    08:40
    London Euston
    10:11
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    10:33
    Crewe
    Platform 11 estimated
    11:10
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from London to Liverpool

  • Train Fares from: £12
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • Trains per day: Around 18
  • Distance: 178 miles (287 km)
  • Train operators: Virgin Trains
  • Origin: London
  • Destination: Liverpool

London to Liverpool train times information

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.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change

Find out more information about how to buy cheap train tickets to Liverpool.

  • How long does it take to travel from London to Liverpool by train?

    The average journey time between London and Liverpool is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 18 trains per day travelling from London to Liverpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • 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.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between London and Liverpool?

    The distance between London and Liverpool is 178 miles.

    Distance: 178 miles
  • What time is the first train from London to Liverpool?

    The first train from London to Liverpool departs at .

    What time is the last train from London to Liverpool?

    The last train from London to Liverpool departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Find journey information for Liverpool to London

Did you know you could also travel from London to Liverpool by bus? Find out more about that journey here.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

1 monthin advance**
from£12
2 weeksin advance**
from£12
1 weekin advance**
from£12
today**
from£23

Book in advance.

Save up to 51%* when you book in advance. Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket.

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Liverpool is right for you.

Use your Railcard.

National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.**Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.