Liverpool is known for its Beatles ties, successful football clubs, magnificent cathedral and its own Tate Art Gallery. Perfect for a day trip from London. There are three ways to travel from London to Liverpool.
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where is liverpool?
Liverpool is located in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England. It is where the Mersey River meets the Irish Sea.
Where are you staying in Liverpool?
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How to get from London to Liverpool
London to Liverpool by train
Several train companies operate from London to Liverpool. The most popular are the Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway. There are direct trains from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street Station, close to the city’s main attractions.
Depending on the rail company, the first train from London to Liverpool usually leaves around 5.30am and the last around 11.30pm. Most trains have comfortable seats, free Wi-Fi and phone charging sockets.
Average travel time is 3 hours (the fastest train takes 2.5 hours). We recommend booking your tickets as early as possible – train tickets can be found months in advance.
cost: One-way ticket from £13
Travel time: 2.5 hours or more
Driving from London to Liverpool
With perfect traffic and nowhere to stop, the drive to Liverpool takes about 3.5 hours. The M6 motorway is a toll road. Also, both London and Liverpool are congested cities and driving around the city can be a bit of a hassle. We recommend choosing this mode of transport only 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
Bus from London to Liverpool
If you choose to travel by bus, the journey between London and Liverpool will take 6 hours and 20 minutes. Megabus departs from Victoria Coach Station and drops passengers at Stand 6 at One Bus Station. It has 8 stops and runs 3 times a day.
Travel time: 6 hours 20 minutes
cost: One way ticket from £15
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there still trains from London to Liverpool?
Yes, trains from London to Liverpool are still running.
Are there high speed trains from London to Liverpool?
yes, I have!
How long does the train from London to Liverpool take?
The fastest train usually takes 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 ticket in advance.
What is Liverpool station called?
Liverpool Lime Street.
Are there direct trains from London to Liverpool?
What is the route to Liverpool?
Liverpool trains connect to London via the West Coast Main Line.
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