London to Liverpool Train Tickets



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

In as little as 2 hours’ time, you’ll arrive in one of England’s most famous seaport cities. The celebrated hometown of The Beatles, Liverpool still to this day echoes with the sights and sounds of the ‘60s British Invasion. Along with several guided tours dedicated to the Fab Four, the city offers an array of local attractions that include the Radio City Tower, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Anfield football stadium and Liverpool Cathedral.

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 18 direct-route departures daily

Travel time

2 hours and 1 minute non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street

Train features

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

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation for travel from London to Liverpool by train, 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

  • 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
  • “Quiet Coach” seating
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 shop 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 London to Liverpool 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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