Birmingham to Liverpool Train Tickets



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See the iconic English city that led the 60’s music revolution by traveling from Birmingham to Liverpool by train! You’ll ride in comfort aboard a West Midlands Railway high-speed commuter and enjoy a selection of quality in-car services en route. Additional perks include ticket flexibility, frequent daily departures and efficient travel times between cities (as little as 94 minutes). Book your Standard or First Class ticket then prepare to live it up in Liverpool!

Located on the River Mersey, Liverpool ranks as one of the biggest tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. This world-renowned seaport offers something for music fans, art lovers, history buffs and sports enthusiasts alike. With so many wonderful attractions close at hand, you’ll want to plan your visit to the city carefully. Highlights include the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Radio City Tower, Anfield football stadium and Royal Albert Dock buildings. Don’t forget to tour the Cavern Quarter neighborhood, which echoes the early beginnings of the legendary Beatles!

Purchase your West Midlands Railway ‘Ticket on Departure’ right here. Shortly after, you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email. Simply use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine. Now you’re set to travel from Birmingham to Liverpool by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart every 30 minutes on average, with approximately 28 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 34 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations

Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Train features

West Midlands Railway high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 180km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches have a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. They are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort and added personal space. Power outlets are also available in First Class on most trains.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Non-smoking coaches
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Onboard entertainment service (TV shows, news, magazines, movies, etc.)
  • Power outlets (First Class only)
  • Priority seating for elderly and disabled passengers
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket will include a seat reservation. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from Birmingham to Liverpool by train can be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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