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Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for May 23

Cheapest

$74

Average

$131

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Liverpool to Edinburgh will cost around $ 131 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 74.

Cheapest
08:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h33 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$741One-way
Cheapest
01:49PMMoorfields4h32 06:21PMEdinburgh Waverley
2 changes
$741One-way
Cheapest
01:45PMLiverpool Lime Street4h36 06:21PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$741One-way
11:36AMLiverpool Lime Street4h01 03:37PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$1251One-way
09:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h41 01:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
2 changes
$1251One-way

Train schedule from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, May 23
08:12AMLiverpool Lime Street3h24 11:36AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h33 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:36AMLiverpool Lime Street3h50 01:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h41 01:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
10:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h33 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
10:49AMMoorfields4h48 03:37PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
11:36AMLiverpool Lime Street4h01 03:37PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
11:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h52 03:37PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes
12:44PMLiverpool Lime Street3h34 04:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:45PMLiverpool Lime Street4h36 06:21PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:45PMLiverpool Lime Street3h54 05:39PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:49PMMoorfields4h32 06:21PMEdinburgh Waverley
0 changes

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Mon
May 23
$74Avanti West Coast
$36Flixbus
Tue
May 24
$74Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Wed
May 25
$53Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Thu
May 26
$66Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Fri
May 27
$67Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Sat
May 28
$125Transpennine Express
$30Flixbus
Sun
May 29
$169London North Eastern Railway
$44Flixbus
Mon
May 30
$82Transpennine Express
$36Flixbus
Tue
May 31
$74Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
Wed
Jun 1
$39Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Thu
Jun 2
$82Transpennine Express
$34National Express
Fri
Jun 3
$74Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
Sat
Jun 4
$125Transpennine Express
$31Flixbus
Sun
Jun 5
$125Transpennine Express
$44Flixbus
Mon
Jun 6
$53Avanti West Coast
$21Flixbus
Tue
Jun 7
$41Transpennine Express
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Wed
Jun 8
$35Transpennine Express
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Thu
Jun 9
$39Avanti West Coast
$23Flixbus
Fri
Jun 10
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$27Flixbus
Sat
Jun 11
$111London North Eastern Railway
$25Flixbus

Fastest train times from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for May 23

Fastest Journey

3 h 24 m

Average

3 h 56 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

283 km

It's difficult to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh without transferring at least once.

Fastest
08:12AMLiverpool Lime Street3h24 11:36AMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$1251One-way
08:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h33 12:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$741One-way
10:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h33 02:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$2371One-way
12:44PMLiverpool Lime Street3h34 04:18PMEdinburgh Waverley
1 changes
$2371One-way
09:45AMLiverpool Lime Street3h41 01:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
2 changes
$1251One-way

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Overview: Train from Liverpool to Edinburgh

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$90 (€80)
frequencyTrain frequency11 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTranspennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh cover the 175 miles (282 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 33 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $53 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $90 (€80). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Liverpool to Edinburgh trains

Travel to Edinburgh from Liverpool from $53 (€47) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Edinburgh from Liverpool you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Liverpool and Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Liverpool to Edinburgh as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh start at $169 (€151) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 175 miles (282 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train to Edinburgh from Liverpool. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Liverpool to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: $169

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train to Edinburgh from Liverpool:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh

First Transpennine, Virgin and Northern rail serve the route from Liverpool, Lime Street Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station. The providers offer multiple services throughout the day and evening, with the first train departing from Liverpool at 3:38 a.m. and the last train of the day departing from the station at 23:38 p.m. The services involve up to 3 changes. Where only one change is involved, the duration of the journey is approximately 3 hours, however, on services where up to three changes are anticipated, the duration of the journey is approximately 3 hours and thirty minutes.

Travel Tips: Trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh.
FAQs

How much are cheap trains between Liverpool and Edinburgh?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Liverpool to Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $53 (€47)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a train between Liverpool and Edinburgh?

The train price from Liverpool to Edinburgh is on average $90 (€80)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

How far is Liverpool to Edinburgh by train?

The train distance from Liverpool to Edinburgh is around 175 miles (282 km).

How long is the train ride to Edinburgh from Liverpool?

On average the Liverpool to Edinburgh train travel time is 3 h 33 min  for the 175 miles (282 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Liverpool goes to Edinburgh? What train station do I come into Edinburgh from Liverpool?

When taking the train between Liverpool and Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central. Your trip can end in train stations such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where do I find the Liverpool train station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Liverpool Lime Street and need to travel around 0.4 miles (692 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can get me from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

Take the Liverpool to Edinburgh train with Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Liverpool to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

On average, there are 11 trains a day from Liverpool to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Liverpool to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

The first Liverpool to Edinburgh train departs at 4: 52 AM   and the last train from Liverpool to Edinburgh leaves at 7: 36 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Liverpool to Edinburgh on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Edinburgh from Liverpool for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $90 (€80) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Liverpool to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool
Edinburgh
Liverpool Lime Street is the most popular Liverpool 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 Liverpool for your trip to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38 | Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05
Public transit options for Liverpool Lime Street
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern