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How To Get From London To Liverpool: 3 Ways

How To Get From London To Liverpool: 3 Ways

England 3 MINS READ
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Liverpool is known for its connection to The Beatles, successful football clubs, magnificent cathedrals, and its own Tate art gallery. It also makes a wonderful day trip from London. Here are 3 ways how you can travel from London to Liverpool!

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Where Is Liverpool Located?

statues in Liverpool

Liverpool is located in northwest England, within the county of Merseyside. This is where River Mersey meets the Irish Sea.

Where To Stay In Liverpool?

tall glass buildings in Liverpool

Liverpool boasts a range of different types of accommodation. CuddlyNest offers a well-curated list of the best hotels for every style and budget. Click here to find your next stay in Liverpool!

Recommended Read: The Best Hotels In London, England

How To Get From London To Liverpool

London To Liverpool By Train

a port in Liverpool

Several train companies travel from London to Liverpool. The most popular ones are Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway. There are direct trains departing London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street Station, which is close to the city’s main attractions.

Depending on the train company, the first train from London to Liverpool generally departs around 5:30 am while the last train departs around 11:30 pm. Most trains have comfortable seats, free wifi, and phone charging sockets.

The average journey time is three hours (the fastest trains take 2.5 hours). It’s best to book your tickets as soon as possible ─ you can find train tickets a few months in advance.

Cost: from £13 one-way ticket

Travel Time: 2.5+ hours

London To Liverpool By Car

stars near water in Liverpool

In perfect traffic conditions and with no stops, the drive to Liverpool can last about three and a half hours. Keep in mind, the M6 highway is a toll road. Also, London and Liverpool are both congested cities, and driving through towns can be a bit of a hassle. We suggest you only choose this option of transportation if you plan to stay in Liverpool for 3-4 days. For day trips, it’s best to take the train.

Travel Time: 3.5 hours

London To Liverpool By Bus

a Farris wheel in Liverpool

If you decide to travel by bus, the journey between London and Liverpool takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The Megabus departs from Victoria Coach Station and drops passengers off at One Bus Station, Stand 6. It has eight stops and runs three times per day.

Travel Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

Cost: from £15 one-way ticket


Are trains still running from London to Liverpool?

Yes, trains are still running from London to Liverpool.

Is there a high-speed train from London to Liverpool?

Yes, there is!

How long is the train journey from London to Liverpool?

Usually, the fastest train ride lasts for about 2.5 hours.

How far is it from Liverpool to London?

About 354 kilometers (220 miles).

How to find cheap train tickets?

Book your tickets in advance.

What is the Liverpool train station called?

Liverpool Lime Street.

Is there a direct train from London to Liverpool?


What train line is Liverpool on?

Liverpool trains are connected to London via West Coast Main Line.

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