Liverpool to London Train Tickets



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The Virgin railway company has your ticket to ride from Liverpool to London by train. Immerse yourself in comfort and style aboard the unique, ultra-smooth Pendolino as it carries you briskly at a top speed of 200 km/h from city to city. Frequent departures are available each day from Lime Street station, allowing you to travel from Liverpool to London when it’s most convenient for you.

In as little as 2 hours’ time, you’ll arrive in England’s majestic capital city. A fascinating world rich in history and royalty is yours to discover as you wind your way through the lively streets of London! Be sure to visit the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben clock tower, Buckingham Palace and National Gallery museum during your stay. For a scenic bird’s-eye view of the city, take a relaxing ride on the London Eye observation wheel.

Purchase your Virgin Trains ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and it will be emailed directly to you in just a short time. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email to collect your physical ticket from one of the many ticket collection machines at the train station before boarding.

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes during peak times and every hour otherwise, with an average of 17 direct-route departures daily

Travel time

2 hours and 4 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston

Train features

Virgin Pendolino tilting high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200 km/h
Ticket Fares

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


The most expensive fare option, allows you to purchase on the travel day itself or book up to 12 weeks in advance. There are no time or route restrictions - you have the total freedom to board any train you want whenever you want. Available for single trip tickets (valid for 2 days) and return-trip tickets (valid for up to 30 days).


The least expensive fare option, allows you to book up to 12 weeks in advance for travel on a specific date, time and train. Valid in First or Second Class, your seat reservation is guaranteed. No ticket exchanges or refunds allowed. These tickets are available in limited numbers.


A value-priced fare option, allows you to travel for less during off-peak times. Peak hours vary for each train operator but are usually before 9:30 and between 16:00 and 19:00. Purchase on the day of travel itself or book up to 12 weeks in advance. Available for single and return-trip tickets in First Class only. Valid for 30 days.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

  • Double seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Seats equipped with headrests and armrests that offer adequate passenger comfort
  • Refreshments (coffee, tea, soft drinks) served directly to your seat via in-car trolley service
  • Limited power outlet access
  • WiFi availability

First Class

  • Single seat / aisle / double seat layout
  • Spacious reclining seats that offer luxurious comfort and lots of legroom
  • Complimentary snacks, hot or cold refreshments, and daily newspapers served directly to your seat via in-car trolley service
  • First-rate hot meals prepared in a dedicated onboard kitchen
  • Handy fold-down tables (available at most seats) offer plenty of room for using a laptop or dining
  • Power outlet access beneath every window
  • Free WiFi
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
Amenities onboard all Virgin Pendolino trains include WiFi connectivity, power outlet access, courtesy reading lights and sizeable baggage storage racks. In Coach “C”, you will find a small walk-in shops where both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, snacks, sweets, newspapers and magazines can be purchased.
Additional Details

Seat reservations

In most cases, your seat reservation is included when booking your Virgin Trains e-ticket. Exceptions 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

E-tickets for travel from Liverpool to London by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.
Receive your ticket collection reference number by email, which can be used to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket dispensing machine in Britain.

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