Trains to Liverpool

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Liverpool has a reputation for being one of the friendliest cities in the UK. Take a train to Liverpool and discover a city that is the proud home of The Beatles, with a wealth of heritage museums, galleries, and top restaurants.

Culture and heritage

Roll up for the magical mystery tour. A visit to the city of Liverpool takes you down the long and winding road to the enduring musical legacy of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the Fab Four and one of Merseyside’s top tourist attractions.


Take advantage of 2For1 offers across the region by simply downloading the relevant voucher and presenting it with valid train tickets at your chosen attraction.

If you’re looking for a family or group activity to get your brains working, then Tick Tock Unlock (will have you racing against time in this popular escape room challenge.

Food and drink

Liverpool has an abundance of funky coffee shops and cafes, including New York style coffee bar Love Thy Neighbour, situated in Hatton Garden, breakfast hotspot Moose Coffee in Crosby, or for Scandinavian inspired brunch, then Malmo Mat in Hanover Street is your place. For something a little more traditional, Liverpool Cathedral is home to two dining venues, catering to those looking for a light snack or a fuller meal.

Sports and outdoor activities

Like Manchester, Liverpool is home to one of the great football rivalries. The red half of the city supports Liverpool FC, who play home matches at Anfield. Four and a half hours before kick-off, a dedicated matchday team based at Liverpool Lime Street station guides fans to buses and transport services before making the two-mile journey to the ground.

Alternatively, the blue half of the city thrills to the exploits of Everton FC, who welcome away fans to Goodison Park, located on the other side of Stanley Park. The nearest station is Kirkdale, located one mile from the ground. You can take Merseyrail from either Liverpool Lime Street station or Liverpool South Parkway station.

Music and nightlife

Music is an essential part of Liverpool’s cultural identity. It remains an amazing city to see live bands, with venues including: the 11,000-capacity M&S Bank Arena on King’s Dock; the Grade II listed Philharmonic Hall, home of the world famous Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; and the O2 Academy and Arts Club. There is also a vibrant theatre scene with venues including the Empire, Everyman, Playhouse and Royal Court, along with a wealth of comedy clubs.


For shoppers and savvy bargain hunters, Liverpool One brings together more than 170 well known fashion brands, high street stores, funky independent boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Located close to the iconic Liverpool waterfront, the centre also boasts indoor mini golf and an 18-screen Odeon cinema with immersive state-of-the-art IMAX. Liverpool Lime Street station is less than a 10-minute walk away.

Ship in a Bottle will take you on a beer tour around the world. Located on Whitechapel in Liverpool City Centre, this specialist bottled beer store stocks the finest beer from the UK, Germany and Belgium, while also boasting a range of craft beers from further afield, including the USA and Australia.


Liverpool Lime Street (LIV)


Lime Street
L1 1JD

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Liverpool South Parkway (LPY)


Holly Farm Road
L19 5NE

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Where do LNR trains to Liverpool arrive and depart?

London Northwestern Railway trains arrive and depart from two of Liverpool’s train stations. We operate out of Liverpool Lime Street, which is the main station serving the city centre, as well as Liverpool South Parkway station.

Which train services run direct to Liverpool?

We operate one direct trains an hour from Birmingham New Street station. Our fastest train takes just 1 hour 43 minutes, and the cheapest advance ticket is £10.50 one-way. 

When is the best time to travel to Liverpool by train?

A ticket to ride by train to Liverpool is cheap and easy. By opting for off-peak times to travel, you’ll enjoy less-crowded trains and cheaper ticket prices too. If you know when you want to travel, be sure to book an advance ticket to take advantage of our cheapest fares.