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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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Train  •  2h 13m

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

£55 - £250

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to LIVERPOOL One Bus Station, Canning Place National Express

£9 - £12

5 alternative options

Train via Chester  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Chester
  2. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool Lime Street Low Level

£72 - £251

Train via Liverpool South Parkway  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway

£61 - £86

Rideshare  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Liverpool 211.1 miles

£20 - £35

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Liverpool One 209.8 miles

£35 - £55

Fly, train  •  3h 50m

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

£68 - £311

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The cheapest way to get from London to Liverpool is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Liverpool is to train which costs £55 - £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 three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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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 209.8 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 £55 - £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 £55 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 5h 35m.

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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. London Northwestern Railway also services this route hourly. 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 35m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from London Euston to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £230
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£170 - £230
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £85
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 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
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.

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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 210 miles. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from London to Liverpool.

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Japan Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1017+ 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 £5 - £35.

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