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, there are many great attractions to enjoy, or you can take a walk around the beautiful waterfront and docks. The Beatles hail from this city; you can visit the Beatles Museum. or the houses where Paul McCartney and John Lennon grew up. Enjoy the atmosphere of Anfield, or Goodison Park, and see the largest Anglican Cathedral in Europe.
Tip 1: Buy advance train tickets
Get cheap rail tickets to Liverpool by searching from up to 12 weeks before your trip; this is when train companies release lower-priced advance fares. These tickets are in high demand, so can sell out fast; we recommend you buy them as early as possible. When they haven't sold out, you can purchase them up to an hour before departure.
Tip 2: Avoid paying a booking fee
Some ticket retailers charge fees whenever you book a journey. When you buy your ticket from us, there isn't a charge to pay. We will only charge 10% of any saving you make if we manage to split your fare. If we don't find you a split saving, there will be no fee.
Tip 3: Claim a refund if there is a delay to your train
Delay Repay is a useful tool to help find cheaper trains to Liverpool, enabling you to claim a refund if there is a delay. Train operators tend to offer compensation on any delays over 15 minutes. Check with them for further details and to apply for your refund.
We recommend a visit to Casbah Coffee Club if you're old enough to remember the Beatles. Should you be a fan of Live Music, then the Cavern Club is a must-visit. For those with children, Knowsley Safari is fantastic.
Train Fact: The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the first successful passenger-carrying service in the world. George Stephenson carried out trials for his steam locomotive on this line 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 to make savings. Avoid travelling to Liverpool Central and choose one of the nearby stations instead to get a cheaper fare. Choosing to travel during the week, rather than at weekends also helps.
Tip 5: Book together, travel together
Find cheap train tickets to Liverpool by booking and travelling together using Groupsave. You can get a 1/3 discount if 3-9 people travel at an off-peak time. This discount is automatically applied at checkout when you book with Split My Fare. Avoid having numerous paper tickets by receiving E-Tickets to your mobile and forwarding them to your group.
Liverpool is a vibrant city with an impressive cultural heritage dating back many centuries. In 2008, the city bagged the title of the European Capital of Culture. In 2004 UNESCO included the city’s Pier Head Waterfront on their World Heritage Site list. An on-going program of urban regeneration has revamped the city, transforming it into one of the most beautiful cities in northern England.
Tip 6: Single tickets might be the cheapest
When making a return journey, you may think that booking a return ticket will get you the lowest price. Compare the cost with two single tickets before purchasing to find out which is cheapest. Split My Fare looks at the different combinations and offers you the most affordable option available.
The biggest station in Liverpool is Lime Street; it's well-served by regular rail services coming from Birmingham New Street, London Euston and the stations of Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Leeds. It is the end station for the West Coast Line, the direct journey to London can be as little as 2 hours 1 minute. The station is a visitors attraction in itself; 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 to Liverpool. Among the most remarkable historical sites in Liverpool are the Liverpool Cathedral and the St. George’s Hall.
Tip 7: Travelling first class is sometimes a good option
If demand for 1st class fares is low, rail companies often reduce ticket prices. Sometimes it is possible to get 1st class tickets at a similar price to standard, or cheaper. Travelling first class has the advantages of free food and drink and bigger seats.
Tip 8: Railcards help
A great way to save money on train tickets to Liverpool is to purchase a railcard. There is a massive choice of cards that could save you money. Most cost just £30 a year, and you can make savings from using a card as little as three times. Among the Railcards available are the:
Two Together, Family and Friends, Senior, Disabled Persons, Armed Forces 16-25, 26-30 and Network Railcards. Check the railcard website for more information on these cards or visit your local National Rail Ticket Office.
Liverpool is home to many museums. The most notable are the Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, and the World Museum. The Beatles Story is a famous attraction, devoted entirely to the music of the band that hails from the city.
There are several parks in Liverpool that are worth visiting. Otterspool is the best place for outdoor activities and Sefton is a designated English Heritage site with 235-acre of land.
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.