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York to Liverpool by train

It takes an average of 2h 24m to travel from York to Liverpool by train, over a distance of around 86 miles (139 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from York to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from £11.60 when you book in advance.

First train

03:22

Last train

22:16

Departure station

York

Arrival station

Liverpool

Journey time

From 1h 58m

Distance

86 miles (139 km)

Frequency

35 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £11.60

Train operators

TransPennine Express

Travelling from York to Liverpool by train

Looking to travel from York to Liverpool by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 24 minutes to travel from York to Liverpool by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 58 minutes though. You'll usually find 35 trains per day running along the 86 miles (139 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Liverpool. TransPennine Express are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Liverpool in no time.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from York to Liverpool in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £11.60.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from York to Liverpool? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from York to Liverpool take?

The average journey time by train between York and Liverpool is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 35 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between York and Liverpool by train?

The fastest journey time by train from York to Liverpool is 1 hour and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from York to Liverpool cost?

Train ticket prices from York to Liverpool can start from as little as £11.60 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from York to Liverpool?

Yes, it is possible to travel from York to Liverpool without having to change trains. There are 35 direct trains from York to Liverpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from York to Liverpool leave?

The first train from York to Liverpool leaves at 03:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from York to Liverpool leave?

The last train from York to Liverpool leaves at 22:16. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between York and Liverpool by train?

Trains travelling from York to Liverpool cover a distance of around 86 miles (139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Liverpool to York.

Cheap train tickets from York to Liverpool

Train tickets from York to Liverpool start at £11.60 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today 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 York to Liverpool is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible 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 here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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

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