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London to Liverpool by direct coach

Bus to Liverpool from London by National Express & Megabus


National Express bus 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...

Bus to Liverpool from London 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. 7:00 10:30 12:30 13:00 14:30 16:30 18:30 20:30 23:30
LONDON, Golders Green
Dep. - -
- - 15:05 - - - -
NORTON CANES, (Pause) Time - -
20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins 20mins - -
LIVERPOOL, (Edge Lane Drive)
Arr. - - - - 19:15k
- 23:35 1:15 -
LIVERPOOL, Coach Stn. Arr. 12:35 16:15k 17:35k 17:35 19:25k 21:45h 23:45 1:25 5:45a

Liverpool to London by National Express bus

NX service number 550 550 550 550
550 540 550 550 421
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Su Daily Daily Su Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - -
1 - - 1 2
LIVERPOOL, Coach Stn. Dep. 5:50g 7:30g 9:30 11:30 13:00 13:50 16:50g 18:45 0:05
LIVERPOOL, (Edge Lane Drive) Dep. 5:55g - 9:35 - - - - - -
NORTON CANES, (Pause) Time 20mins 20mins - - 20mins 20mins - - -
LONDON, Golders Green Arr. - - 13:50 - 18:05 - - - -
LONDON, Marble Arch Arr. 11:10 13:05 14:25 16:35k 18:40 20:15k - 23:15 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 11:20 13:15 14:35 16:45k 18:50 20:25k 22:20 23:25 6:15a

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
1 = Does not operate Sundays of Bank Holiday weekends, but operates additionally Bank Holiday Mondays.
2 = Does not operate 24 December but operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
3 = Operates additionally 26 December & 1 January.
a = Arrives 1 hour earlier on Sunday 26 October due to Greenwich Mean time commencing
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (also 29 -31 December & 2 January).
h = Operates 15 minutes later Monday to Friday (also 29 -31 December & 2 January).
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding Good Friday, but additionally Maundy Thursday).

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.

>>> National Express BUS TO LIVERPOOL on-line booking <<<


Timetables and fares...

Coach to Liverpool from London by Megabus

Megabus service number

MB15 MB15
MB15
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 10:00
18:30 23:45
LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Stn
Arr. 15:30 0:05
4:50

Coach to London from Liverpool by Megabus

Megabus service number MB15 MB15 MB15
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily
LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Stn
Dep. 2:10 5:55^
16:40
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 8:00 12:30 22:40

^ = 20 mins later Sa & Su

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Stn

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
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

>>> Megabus BUS TO LIVERPOOL on-line booking <<<


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

Luggage policy for the National Express bus to Liverpool: 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. >>> NX's BUS TO LIVERPOOL on-line booking <<<

Luggage policy for the Megabus bus to Liverpool: 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. >>> Megabus BUS TO LIVERPOOL on-line booking <<<

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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