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London to Liverpool by direct coach

London to Liverpool by National Express & Megabus


National Express coach from London to Liverpool

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Coach services from London to Liverpool are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Liverpool. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers about 9 direct services per day, while Megabus has 2 connections a day.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Liverpool, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Liverpool only, the coaches run on larger distances and Liverpool is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach line between London and Liverpool is 550 and other carriers’ routes passing through Liverpool. There are also some indirect routes between these cities, which require connecting at Birmingham Coach Station. M15 is the Megabus line from London to Liverpool.

Megabus coach from London to Liverpool

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Most of the services from Liverpool to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Liverpool with National Express and Megabus takes about 5¾ hours. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Liverpool.

Sometimes the Megabus’ booking system enables passengers to travel by Virgin Trains between London and Liverpool. It is possible to purchase tickets on megabus.com, and the journey from London (Euston railway station) to Liverpool (Lime Street railway station) takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

Timetables and fares...

London to Liverpool by National Express

NX service number 550 550 550 550 550 550 550 550 421
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Su Daily Daily Daily Su Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - 1 - - - 1 3
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 8:00 10:30 12:30 13:00 15:00 17:00 18:30 21:00 23:30
LONDON, Golders Green
Dep. - 11:05 13:05 - 15:35 - - - -
NORTON CANES, (Pause) Time 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins - -
LIVERPOOL, (Edge Lane Drive)
Arr. 13:15 16:00 17:30k - - - 23:30 1:45 -
LIVERPOOL, Coach Stn. Arr. 13:25 16:10 17:40k 17:35 20:35k 22:50 23:40 1:55 6:05

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
1 = Does not operate 29 May, 28 August, (8 April & 6 May 2012), but operates additionally 30 May, 29 August, (2 January, 9 April & 7 May 2012).
2 = Does not operate 24 December but operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
3 = Operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding 6 April, but additionally 5 April).

Liverpool to London by National Express

NX service number 550 550 550 550
550 550 550 550 421
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Su Daily Daily Su Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - -
1 - - 1 2
LIVERPOOL, Coach Stn. Dep. 6:10g 7:30g 9:30 11:30 13:15 15:00 17:00 18:30 23:40
LIVERPOOL, (Edge Lane Drive) Dep. 6:15g - 9:35 - - - 17:05 - -
NORTON CANES, (Pause) Time 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins -
LONDON, Golders Green Arr. - - 14:15 16:45k 18:45 - 21:55 23:10 -
LONDON, Marble Arch Arr. 11:25 13:10 14:50 17:20k 19:20 20:25h 22:20 23:30 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 11:35 13:20 15:00 17:30k 19:30 20:35h 22:30 23:40 6:15

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
1 = Does not operate 29 May, 28 August, (8 April & 6 May 2012), but operates additionally 30 May, 29 August, (2 January, 9 April & 7 May 2012).
2 = Does not operate 24 December but operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 28 - 30 December).
h = Service 303 - change at Birmingham; operates 15 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays & 28 - 30 December).
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding 6 April, but additionally 5 April).

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Marble Arch), Park Lane,
LONDON, (Golders Green), Bus Station, Stops GD/GE
LIVERPOOL, (Edge Lane Drive), Gardeners Arms
LIVERPOOL, Coach Station, Norton Street

Prices for online tickets

London to Liverpool Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Liverpool (Standard)
£28.20 £44.60 £22.60 £35.70 £14.10 £22.30 London to Liverpool
Liverpool to London (Standard)
£28.20 £44.60 £22.60 £35.70 £14.10 £22.30 Liverpool to London
London to Liverpool (eg. APEX/Funfares)
from £6.50 one way from £6.50 one way from £6.50 one way London to Liverpool
Liverpool to London (eg. APEX/Funfares) from £6.50 one way from £6.50 one way from £6.50 one way Liverpool to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Liverpool by Megabus

Megabus service number

MB15 MB15
Days of operation Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 9:30 16:00
LIVERPOOL, Brownlow Hill Arr. 15:15 21:50

Liverpool to London by Megabus

Megabus service number MB15 MB15
Days of operation Daily Daily
LIVERPOOL, Brownlow Hill Dep. 6:35 15:50
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 12:30 22:15

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LIVERPOOL, Brownlow Hill

Prices for online tickets

London to Liverpool
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Liverpool from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Liverpool
Liverpool to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Liverpool to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Liverpool

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Liverpool National Express up to 9 per day approx 5:45 stops & times from £6.50
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Liverpool to London National Express up to 9 per day approx 5:45 stops & times from £6.50 Book now
London to Liverpool Megabus 2 per day approx 5:45 stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Liverpool to London Megabus 2 per day approx 5:45 stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Liverpool?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Liverpool are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.

Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Liverpool. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Liverpool or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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