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Find cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from London to Liverpool by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest London to Liverpool train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from London to Liverpool

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National Express£18




National Express£18




National Express£12




National Express£34



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Find the best prices for train tickets London to Liverpool

from £17.00 MORE 2h31m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Liverpool
from £6.00 MORE 5h59m
from £1.50 MORE 5h40m
from £84.10 MORE 15h55m

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Liverpool:

Bus from London to Liverpool

Where to find cheap train tickets

Virgin Trains

The 287 kilometers to link the city of London with Liverpool are operated by Virgin Trains! You will need to plan to spend a minimum of £17 for a Virgin Trains train.

Discount London to Liverpool train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your London Liverpool train ticket.

  • To understand the savings that you can make with a railcard, you have to calculate how many journeys you need to save money. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you must include the railcard cost, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a London Liverpool ticket is £61.68 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £61.68: £88/£61.68 = 1.43. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Liverpool to London (one way journey) with your railcard to start saving money.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
London to Liverpool train £61.68 £41.12 £20.56 1.43

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Best price found for train ticket from London to Liverpool

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London to Liverpool by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Liverpool. Your London to Liverpool train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£27.00 12/12/2017 12:10 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Lime Street
£28.00 12/12/2017 12:07 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Lime Street
£28.00 12/12/2017 13:07 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Lime Street
£32.00 12/12/2017 12:40 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Lime Street
£32.00 12/12/2017 13:10 Virgin Trains 6 days ago
Lime Street
£33.00 24/12/2017 09:14 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Lime Street
£38.00 24/12/2017 13:37 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Lime Street
£38.00 24/12/2017 17:37 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Lime Street
£38.50 15/12/2017 13:07 Virgin Trains 1 day ago
Lime Street
£38.50 15/12/2017 12:07 Virgin Trains 1 day ago

Best price found for London to Liverpool train ticket for the next 30 days.

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How to find cheap train tickets London to Liverpool ?

Finding cheap train tickets can be difficult because taking the train can be costly. Therefore we decided to give our tips in order to get cheap train tickets London to Liverpool.

To travel for less you need to get your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 3 months before. So you must remember to book abount 3 months in advance. With this trick you will benefit from great savings of up to 80%.

If you want to find cheap train tickets, you must avoid travelling during peak times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket London to Liverpool will be cheaper.

For some trains, it is cheaper to book two singles rather than a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know beforehand the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper tickets might be available.

Split-ticketing for your journey to Liverpool is another way to pay less. It is totally legitimate to split your ticket into several tickets covering the different stages of your journey, the only condition is that the train you're in stops at the stations you bought tickets for.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

For your journey between London and Liverpool several railway stations of departure and arrival exist. You can choose between the following train stations departure:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.

For your arrival, several train stations are available :Liverpool train station, Liverpool Lime Street train station.

London - Liverpool: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

Overall, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the results from the past 6 months in order to understand the best time to book your train tickets London to Liverpool. The figures reveal that booking your train from London to Liverpool in advance can be more expensive.

We found trains at £28 when buying your train 1 month in advance whereas you will need to pay a minimum of £62 if you buy your seat 2 months in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train is 1 month in advance as it is 55% cheaper than 2 months in advance.

Book cheap train from London to Liverpool

London to Liverpool train ticket can be purchased using different options:

Can I book my ticket online?

If you're booking your train tickets online, you can easily compare the timetables and prices to get the best deal. Most rail companies and online ticket specialists give the ability to do so. Once your ticket is purchased, you will get a confirmation email with your collection number that you will keep with your card to get your ticket at the station before you travel.

Can I buy tickets over the phone?

If you don't want to book your ticket online, you may contact the train companies by phone. Most of them have a call centre.

Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?

If you would like to purchase your ticket at the station, you are able to do it either by yourself via the self-service ticket machine or with an advisor. You need to be aware that some suburban stations might not provide all these services.

Gopili helps you find cheap train tickets from London to Liverpool by comparing journey times and fares across all train operators. You can also sort the results by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that corresponds to your requirements. Need to find the cheapest fare for the way back? Check the prices of train tickets Liverpool to London with our travel search engine and get the best deal.

Train ticket types for your travel

Rail tickets may look a bit difficult at first sight but it's easy to apprehend how it is working. To begin, there are three principal rail tickets types accessible in the England for your train London to Liverpool: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.

  • Advance Ticket : They are a good manner to get really cheap train tickets. They are accessible up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take benefit of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train prices are! Advance tickets London to Liverpool are every time sold as singles, but if you prefer to book tickets for a return journey, just purchase two Advance tickets. Advance train tickets are only used for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak rail tickets could be for you. Off-Peak train tickets are flexible and valid at “off peak” times of the day. They are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still offer the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be bought any time before travelling, even at the last minute. Off-Peak train tickets are used at any time of the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : Anytime train tickets are entirely flexible and they are valid on any train, at any time, on any day. They give entire security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you travel. They are more expensive than advance or Off-Peak but they are eligible for refunds.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the UK to travel to Liverpool, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

Things to do in Liverpool

We have created for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Liverpool.

  • World Museum Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Albert Dock
  • Saint George's Hall
  • Radio City Tower Tour

If you're visiting Liverpool for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the things that you can see during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili helps you find the popular points of interests in Liverpool.

World Museum Liverpool is probably one of the most important tourist places for visitors. You can also plan to see Albert Dock or The Beatles Story which are most of the time suggested by the travellers who have already explored the city.

Another noteworthy site that you may want to discover is Saint George's Hall if you wish to find out more about the city.

Merseyside Maritime Museum is also a touristic site that we will recommend you to visit if you got spare time during your trip.

Finally, if you're still looking to discover more about Liverpool, Radio City Tower Tour can be the last step of your visit. Even though people might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a full view of the city and its history.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from London to Liverpool, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Travel information for your train journey

London Liverpool train

Route London to Liverpool

London Liverpool train map

Train duration 2h21m
Arrival city Liverpool, England
Departure city London, England
Distance 178 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £17.00
Train operators for London to Liverpool Virgin Trains

Which train company can I use?

There are several rail providers across the United Kingdom & Europe but the journey between London in England to Liverpool in England are provided by Virgin Trains.

How far is it by train?

On average, the journey takes approximately 2h21m by train because of the 178 miles to go to Liverpool from London. The journey time may change depending if the train is direct or with changes.

How much does it costs?

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £17.00 one way.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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Transport operators from London to Liverpool

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Liverpool.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Virgin Trains London Liverpool