Edinburgh to Liverpool train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Transpennine Express
08:12AM4h17
Edinburgh
12:29PMLiverpool
$511One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h28
Edinburgh
12:20PMLiverpool
$571One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:05AM5h24
Edinburgh
02:29PMLiverpool
$841One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:11AM4h10
Edinburgh
02:21PMLiverpool
$891One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:11PM4h32
Edinburgh
12:43AMLiverpool
$891One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, June 20
Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h28
Edinburgh
12:20PMLiverpool
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:12AM4h17
Edinburgh
12:29PMLiverpool
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
07:11PM5h46
Edinburgh
12:57AMLiverpool
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:05AM5h24
Edinburgh
02:29PMLiverpool
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:11AM4h10
Edinburgh
02:21PMLiverpool
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Fastest Journey

3 h 28 m

Average

4 h 36 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

283 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Liverpool every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
08:52AM3h28
Edinburgh
12:20PMLiverpool
$571One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
10:11AM4h10
Edinburgh
02:21PMLiverpool
$891One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:12AM4h17
Edinburgh
12:29PMLiverpool
$511One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:11PM4h32
Edinburgh
12:43AMLiverpool
$891One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
09:05AM5h24
Edinburgh
02:29PMLiverpool
$841One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$100 (€87)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, TransPennine Express, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool cover the 175 miles (282 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 28 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $100 (€87), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $44 (€38). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Liverpool Lime Street.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and East Coast from Edinburgh to Liverpool trains

For as little as $36 (€31) you can travel by train from Edinburgh to Liverpool with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and East Coast. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Edinburgh to Liverpool with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 28 min
  • Cheapest Price: $37
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 6 a day

FAQs: Trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Liverpool easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Liverpool.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Liverpool can start from as little as $44 (€38) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Liverpool is $100 (€87); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Liverpool train travel time is 3 h 28 min   for the 175 mile (282 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Liverpool leaves at 5: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Liverpool leaves at 8: 11 PM.
There are 9 trains a day from Edinburgh to Liverpool which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Edinburgh to Liverpool you can take a train with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Northern Rail (3). Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 11 PM.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Liverpool, you can end your journey in train stations like Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Liverpool Lime Street, located 0.4 miles (732 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Liverpool from Edinburgh is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 28 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Liverpool

Edinburgh
Liverpool
Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Liverpool.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
Edinburgh, Airport

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