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London to Liverpool by Train, Bus and Car

How to get from London to Liverpool


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Details of how to get from London to Liverpool by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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London to Liverpool by Train

UK Travel Tip The cheapest train fares are those designated "Advance" - how far in advance depends upon the journey as most rail companies offer advance fares on a first come first served basis. Advance tickets are usually sold as one-way or "single" tickets. Whether or not you buy advance tickets, always compare the "single" ticket price to the round trip or "return" price as it is often cheaper to buy two single tickets rather than one round trip ticket.

Trains leave for Liverpool Lime Street Station from London Euston Station hourly throughout the day. The journey takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes with round trip advance fares starting at under £25.


London to Liverpool by Bus

UK Travel Tip National Express offers a limited number of "funfare" promotional tickets that are very cheap (£6.50 for a £39.00 fare, for example). These can only be purchased on line and they are usually posted on the website a month to a few weeks before the trip. It is worth checking the website to see if "funfare" tickets are available for your chosen journey.

There are frequent coach trips between London Victoria Coach Station and Liverpool Coach Station throughout the day. The journey takes 5 1/2 hours. Some trips stop at Birmingham or Manchester airports, adding about an hour to the trip. Either costs about £29. Bus services can be booked online. There is usually a 50pence booking fee.

London to Liverpool by Car

Liverpool is 212 miles northwest of London via the M1, M6, M42 and M62 motorways. It takes about 4 hours to drive. Keep in mind that gasoline, called petrol in the UK, is sold by the liter (a little more than a quart) and the price is usually more than $1 a quart.

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