Trains to Liverpool

Cheap Trains to Liverpool

"My love of New York is something to do with Liverpool. There is the same quality of energy in both cities.” John Lennon

In Liverpool, you can enjoy the fabulous attractions that it has to offer or take a walk around the beautiful waterfront and docks with Paul McCartney and Steven Gerrard (well you never know) and even look in the houses where Paul McCartney and John Lennon grew up. Enjoy the atmosphere of Anfield (or Goodison Park) and visit the largest Anglican Cathedral in Europe. Liverpool is a great destination with some of the UK's best attractions.

Tip 1: Buy advance train tickets
Get cheap rail tickets to Liverpool by searching up to 12 weeks prior to the journey. This is when the lower priced advance train ticket are released by train companies. These Advance Tickets can sell out because of high demand, so we recommend you buy them as early as possible. However, they can sometimes be purchased up to an hour before departure.

Tip 2: Avoid paying a train booking fee
Some ticket retailers charge fees whenever a journey is booked. With us, there isn't a fee for travel on trains. Only by saving money through split ticketing will we charge 10% of the saving. No split ticketing saving = no charge.

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Tip 3: Claim refunds for any delayed trains Delay Repay is another tool available to find cheaper trains to Liverpool and enables you to claim a refund when your trains are delayed. The delay time required for compensation varies across train companies and can be as little as 15 minutes. Check with them for further details and apply for the refund through them.

We recommend a visit to Casbah Coffee Club if you're old enough to remember the Beatles. If you're a fan of Live Music THE Cavern Club is a must-visit. For those with children, Knowsley Safari is amazing.

Train Fact: The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the first successful passenger-carrying service in the world. Trials for Stephenson's Rocket were carried out at Rainhill in 1829.

Tip 4: Off-peak travel is cheaper
Demand affects the price of train tickets so travel on quieter routes at less busy times and that will make savings. Avoid Liverpool Central and choose one of the other stations instead which may be cheaper for you. Choosing to travel on a different date and midweek helps.

Tip 5: Book together, travel together
Find cheap train tickets to Liverpool by using Groupsave, booking and travelling together. This can give you a 1/3 discount if 3-9 people travel at off-peak times. This discount is automatically applied at checkout if you use Split My Fare and you can avoid having paper tickets by receiving Mobile E-Tickets which you forward to your group members.

Liverpool is a vibrant city with an impressive cultural heritage dating back to when it was one of Britains most significant cities. In 2008, the city bagged the title of the European Capital of Culture and in 2004 the city’s Pier Head Waterfront was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. The city is made exciting by its on-going program of urban regeneration that is transforming the once dilapidated city into one of the most beautiful cities in northern England.

Tip 6: Single tickets can be cheapest
When you are making a return journey you may think that booking a return ticket is best but check the prices of 2 single tickets and an open return before purchasing to find out which is cheapest. If you use Split My Fare we will look at the different combinations for you and sell you the cheapest option available.

The biggest station is Liverpool Lime Street and it's well-served by regular rail services coming from Birmingham New Street, London Euston and the stations of Manchester, Newcastle, York, Nottingham, and Leeds. It is a terminus station for the West Coast Line and the direct journey to London can be as little as 2 hours 1 minute. The Liverpool Lime Street station is a sought after attraction made from impressive glass and steel, it is a perfect example of Victorian architecture.

With Liverpool’s long-standing history, it’s not surprising to find historical sites and landmarks all over the city. UNESCO has awarded six World Heritage Sites in Liverpool due to its role in the development of maritime technologies and for being a major trade centre from the 18th to 19th century. Some of the most remarkable historical sites in Liverpool are the Liverpool Cathedral and the St. George’s Hall.

Tip 7: First class is sometimes a good option
If demand for 1st class tickets is low rail companies often reduce the price. You may sometimes be able to get 1st class tickets for a similar price to standard or even cheaper. Another advantage is that you have the benefits of food, drink and bigger seats.

Tip 8: Railcards help Another great tool to save money on train tickets to Liverpool is to purchase a railcard. Each type of card saves you money and costs just £30 a year meaning that savings can be made from using it as little as 3 times. There are many different types of railcard listed below:

Two Together, Family and Friends, Senior, Disabled Persons, Armed Forces 16-25, 26-30 and Network Railcards. Please check the railcard website for more information on the advantages of these cards or get them from your local National Rail Ticket Office.

Liverpool is home to a number of museums. The most notable museums are the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Western Approaches Museum, International Slavery Museum, and the World Museum. The Beatles Story is a famous attraction; a museum that’s devoted entirely to the famous music band that hails from the city.

There are a number of parks in Liverpool that are worth visiting. Otterspool is the best place for outdoor activities, Sefton is 235-acre of land that’s a designated English Heritage site, while the Calderstones boasts 125-acre of space that consists of a playground, botanical gardens, and a children’s area.

Main stations in Liverpool

  • Liverpool Central
  • Liverpool James Street
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • Liverpool South Parkway

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get a train to Liverpool?

Liverpool has numerous busy stations meaning it is very easy to get a train to Liverpool directly from most major cities.

Is Liverpool worth visiting?

Liverpool is a beautiful and historic city with beautiful architecture, meaning it is well worth visiting.

How do I get cheap train tickets to Liverpool?

The best way to get cheap train tickets to Liverpool is by obtaining split tickets through our website.