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Travelling from London to Liverpool by train

Fast trains from London to Liverpool take around 2 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 286 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Liverpool.

Are there direct trains from London to Liverpool?

Direct trains from London to Liverpool have been found.

We usually find around 20 direct trains on the route from London to Liverpool every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 15 departures.

How long is the train journey from London to Liverpool?

The London to Liverpool train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Liverpool train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Liverpool is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:26 and the last train is around 21:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 07:07, and the last at 21:21.

When to book London to Liverpool train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Liverpool by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Liverpool?

Virgin Trains is the train company that operates on the route from London to Liverpool.

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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  1. It is very easy to travel by train from London to Liverpool. Virgin Trains offer an hourly service between the two cities. It’s an interesting journey that cuts across the English Midlands without actually passing through major cities like Birmingham.

    Another rail operator, London Midland, offer an alternative route to Liverpool, usually requiring at least one change of train along the way. But it is so slow, that we don’t offer that option on Loco2.


    London to Liverpool

    Join the Pendolino train at London’s Euston station for the journey to Liverpool. About twenty minutes before reaching Liverpool, all trains stop at Runcorn and then cross the Mersey – that’s the river which has shaped the history and image of Liverpool. Your journey ends at Lime Street station in the heart of the Merseyside city.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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