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Love Liverpool? Fancy a day or weekend trip to one of the most vibrant cities in the North of England? You can book cheap train tickets to Liverpool with TransPennine Express and explore the very best of the city.
After boarding your train to Liverpool you'll arrive into Liverpool Lime Street, from where you’ll find plenty of connections for onward travel. Mersey Travel will keep you on the move by bus, local train or ferry and if you're travelling to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, catch the airport bus from outside the train station.
For unlimited bus travel around the city, buy a Liverpool PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for £4.20 (£2.80 with a railcard). Taxis, short and long stay parking, plus an open-top bus tour provide other ways to get around Liverpool.
For a quick way to get around the city, Voi e-scooters offer a safe and accessible way to see all the sights.
The last TransPennine Express train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria is around 23:00, with the final train to Manchester Piccadilly close to 23.30. If you’re making the journey in the early morning, you can hop on a TransPennine Express train to Piccadilly at 06:14 and Victoria at 05:20.
Travelling in the other direction, the first train leaves Piccadilly at just after 06:00 and Victoria just before 06:00. The last train to Liverpool from both stations leaves at between 22:00 and 22:30.
If you’re travelling to Leeds from Liverpool, the final direct train is just after 21:00 and the first is 05:20 whilst the last train to Sheffield from Liverpool Lime Street is 22:19. The final direct train from Liverpool to Newcastle leaves Lime Street at just after 21:00.
Liverpool has a number of railway stations within the city centre, with many served by local underground Merseyrail trains. The main hub for train travel in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street station, with direct services to Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Leeds, York and Newcastle.
You can enjoy the full TransPennine Express experience on our Liverpool trains. If you want to stay connected during your trip, you can log on to the complimentary Wi-Fi and you can even tuck into our new onboard menu on selected services. We also have at least two toilets on every one of our trains.
There are two car parks at Liverpool Lime Street station offering close to 300 parking spaces.
You’ll find a short stay car park on Skelhorne Street and a long stay on Lord Nelson Street. Parking in the short stay for up to 20 minutes is free, while an hour is around £4.60. Leaving your car in the long stay car park will cost you £11 for up to five hours, while overnight parking (18.00 to 06.00) will set you back £7.50.
The main station in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street, with all of our Liverpool TransPennine Express trains terminating here. The station is right in the centre of the city within walking distance of many of the top attractions including the World Museum, Albert Dock, the Cavern Club and Liverpool Cathedral.
You have a few different options to secure yourself cheap train tickets to Liverpool. One of the best ways to save money on your train tickets is to book in advance – you can even save as much as 50%. Railcards - such as 16-25 Railcards - offer discounted travel, and you’ll also cut costs if you can choose trains during off-peak times and if you can be flexible with your chosen train.
If you get the train to Liverpool regularly, a season ticket will also save you money whether you opt for weekly, monthly or for the full calendar year.
Direct trains from Leeds will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street in 90 minutes whilst trains from York have a journey time of just under 2 hours. You can travel from Sheffield to Liverpool in less than 2 hours and from Hull to Liverpool in 2 and a half hours.
If you jump on a direct train from Newcastle to Liverpool you’ll be in the city in under 3 hours.
Liverpool, known for The Beatles, offers more than just music. With two Premier League football teams, a vibrant food scene and UNESCO heritage sites, the city has plenty to offer.
A short train ride from Manchester and Leeds, Liverpool is easily accessible. Tate Liverpool is the North's most prominent home of modern art, with 3 floors of exhibitions and a central location at the Royal Albert Dock. You could easily spend a day taking in an art exhibition before heading for a delicious waterfront meal out on the dock.
If you're after a day of shopping you've got plenty of options, like Liverpool ONE and Bold Street. Don't miss attractions in the wider Liverpool City Region either, such as Eureka! Science + Discovery and Crosby Beach's famous iron sculptures.
Go behind the screens of famous TV shows and films that were filmed in Liverpool
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