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There are 8 ways to get from Liverpool to London by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool to London Finchley Road

Train via Nottingham

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Liverpool to London

Drive

  1. Drive from Liverpool One to London Paddington

Train, fly to London Heathrow

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Train, fly to London Gatwick

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Train, fly to Southampton

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU)
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

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The most affordable way to get from Liverpool to London is to bus, which costs £11 - £14 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to London is to train which costs £70 - £250 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to London station. However, there are services departing from Liverpool and arriving at Victoria Station via South Hampstead, O2 Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at London Euston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Liverpool and London is 179 miles. The road distance is 210.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to London without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £70 - £250.

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The train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Liverpool to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Liverpool station.

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Liverpool to London train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to London is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £70 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £14 and takes 5h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to London.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and London, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston hourly. Tickets cost £70 - £250 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Liverpool to London Finchley Road 3 times a day. Tickets cost £15 - £19 and the journey takes 4h 50m. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £310
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £280
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £850
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£55 - £80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £90
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£27 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£60 - £90
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liverpool to London Finchley Road
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Finchley Road Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Liverpool to London
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Liverpool to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London Finchley Road station.

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Liverpool to London train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at London Euston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to London is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Liverpool to London.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Liverpool and London. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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