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There are 7 ways to get from London to Liverpool by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 13m

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

£70 - £250

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express / ...

£15 - £19

5 alternative options

Train via Nottingham  •  5h 20m

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

£115 - £166

Rideshare  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Liverpool 211.6 miles

£20 - £35

Drive  •  3h 33m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Liverpool One 209.5 miles

£30 - £50

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  3h 53m

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

£66 - £231

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  4h 51m

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

£95 - £443

London to Liverpool by train

The train journey time between London and Liverpool is around 2h 18m and covers a distance of around 194 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 6m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, the London to Liverpool train service departs from London Euston and arrives in Liverpool Lime Street. Typically 123 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 18m
Fastest train time:
2h 6m
Trains per week:
123
Cheapest price:
£70
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:27
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Liverpool train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from London to Liverpool is to bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Liverpool is to train. Taking this option will cost £70 - £250 and takes 2h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Euston and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between London and Liverpool is 179 miles. The road distance is 209.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £70 - £250.

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The train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street takes 2h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Liverpool is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £70 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5h 40m.

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Map of how to get from London to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street hourly. Tickets cost £70 - £250 and the journey takes 2h 13m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 3 times a day. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 5h 40m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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
Train from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£25 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£55 - £80
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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London to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Liverpool is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3h 33m to drive from London to Liverpool.

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

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Book your London to Liverpool train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your London to Liverpool bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 287+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at £75 per night.

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

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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