Liver Building in Liverpool overlooking the Mersey

Trains to Liverpool

Liverpool Lime Street is the main station for Liverpool. The station was opened in 1836 after the realisation that the existing Crown Street Station was too far from the city centre.

The station has since undergone various upgrades and is now Liverpool’s most popular station welcoming the majority of visitors coming from different parts of the UK.

Popular Routes to Liverpool

The station has step-free access available, toilets with baby changing facilities as well as a selection of shops and eateries for those looking to grab essentials or a quick bite on their way in or out.

The most popular routes to and from Liverpool Lime Street operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*


Liverpool Lime Street

3 h 2 min


Liverpool Lime Street

2 h 4 min


Liverpool Lime Street

51 min


Liverpool Lime Street

2 h 59 min


Liverpool Lime Street

3 h 3 min


Liverpool Lime Street

2 h 40 min


Liverpool Lime Street

1 h 39 min


Liverpool Lime Street

1 h 13 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Liverpool

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Liverpool

When leaving the station, you are directly in Liverpool’s city centre close to a number of shops and places to eat. Hotels can also be found close by if you need somewhere to lay your head before continuing your journey.

If you have some time before your next journey, there are a number of attractions in Liverpool’s city centre you can explore. St John’s Gardens is close by to the station and is secluded enough to provide respite from city life. Next to the gardens, you will find the World Museum where you can browse the exhibits on natural history, science and world culture - a perfect place to go on a rainy day with a cafe you can settle into before making your next move.

Explore and save

Interested in exploring more of what Liverpool has to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

Ready to go?

Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!

Last updated:   11 October 2021