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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £17.00
  2. 30 day advance £17.00
  3. 7 day advance £81.00
  • First train
    05:26
  • Last train
    21:21
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 1m
  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.

    Bookings for your journey generally open about 10 to 12 weeks prior to travel. If you are keen to get a bargain fare, that’s the time to book. If you can opt for off-peak trains, you may still pick up cheap fares quite close to your travel date.

    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

    London to Liverpool

    Join the Pendolino train at London’s Euston station for the 312-km journey to Liverpool. Most trains on this route makes three or four intermediate stops and take about 2 hrs 15 mins for the journey. 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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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 25
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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