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Trains to Liverpool

Football and music have propelled Liverpool into the premier league of English destinations. Whether you head to Liverpool for a weekend break or a longer stay, you’ll surely fall in love with Scouse spirit and Liverpool’s laid-back ways. Irish immigration and seaborne trade helped shape Liverpool’s history and heritage. Today the entire Mersey region is forward-looking and has bundles of creative energy.

Visit the Albert Dock, where former warehouses and dock buildings are now a focal point for tourism in the city. The entire complex has a well-deserved place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Don’t forget to take the ferry over the Mersey. Everyone does! Our tip: plan your Mersey ferry trip so that you return from Birkenhead back to Pier Head just before sunset. On a summer evening, that’s the way to see Liverpool at its best. Back on dry land, head up to Mathew Street and see the mural tribute to ‘Four lads who shook the world’ – a reference to The Beatles whose music sent the sounds of Liverpool around the planet.

The city’s main railway station is called Liverpool Lime Street. Trains approaching the station drop down through dreary tunnels and cuttings to reach Lime Street, so only on reaching the station do visitors have a first glimpse of the Merseyside city. Sculptures of two Liverpool characters, Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock, are there on the concourse to meet new arrivals. Trains leave regularly for Manchester, Leeds and other cities across northern England. There are hourly services to London Euston, generally taking about two and a quarter hours to reach the capital.

Liverpool has a number of other city centre stations; they include Liverpool Central and Moorfields. Both stations have regular local trains to Chester, Birkenhead and Southport.

Travel to Liverpool by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

London to Liverpool by train

from $15.50

Avg 0 changes 2hr 1m

Scarborough to Liverpool by train

from $23.25

Avg 0 changes 2hr 42m

Stockport to Liverpool by train

from $7.75

Avg 0 changes 53m

Manchester to Liverpool by train

from $3.62

Avg 0 changes 33m

Crewe to Liverpool by train

from $3.88

Avg 0 changes 34m

Preston to Liverpool by train

from $8.40

Avg 0 changes 50m

Wigan to Liverpool by train

from $9.56

Avg 0 changes 31m

Bolton to Liverpool by train

from $20.15

Avg 1 change 59m

Doncaster to Liverpool by train

from $15.76

Avg 1 change 2hr 10m

Leeds to Liverpool by train

from $12.66

Avg 0 changes 1hr 24m

Sheffield to Liverpool by train

from $10.46

Avg 0 changes 1hr 46m

Birmingham International to Liverpool by train

from $12.27

Avg 0 changes 1hr 50m

Birmingham to Liverpool by train

from $12.27

Avg 0 changes 1hr 33m

Leicester to Liverpool by train

from $17.31

Avg 1 change 1hr 49m

Newcastle upon Tyne to Liverpool by train

from $24.55

Avg 0 changes 2hr 54m

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.