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There are 8 ways to get from London to Liverpool 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  •  2h 11m

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

£55 - £140

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Rideshare  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Liverpool 211.1 miles

£20 - £35

6 alternative options

Train via Liverpool South Parkway  •  4h 3m

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

£62 - £88

Bus  •  5h 29m

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

£27 - £40

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Liverpool One 209.8 miles

£30 - £50

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  4h 1m

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

£62 - £234

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h

  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

£58 - £165

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street

£69 - £203

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Liverpool is to rideshare which costs £20 - £35 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Liverpool is to train which costs £55 - £140 and takes 2h 11m.

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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 29m.

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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 11m.

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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 11m and costs £55 - £140.

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The train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street takes 2h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Liverpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Liverpool is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs £55 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 5h 29m.

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Map of how to get from London to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 179 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London Euston to Liverpool hourly. Tickets cost £85 - £140 and the journey takes 2h 11m. West Midlands also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Victoria to Liverpool One 4 times a day. Tickets cost £27 - £40 and the journey takes 5h 29m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
Train from London Euston to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £85
South Western Railway
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
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 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£27 - £40
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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 Virgin West Coast Trains, 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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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 872+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at £44 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 14m and costs £5 - £29.

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