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from Edinburgh to Liverpool

You can get from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Liverpool on Sep 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMEdinburgh9h35 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$471One-way
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08:45AMEdinburgh9h35 06:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$471One-way
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08:20AMEdinburgh9h15 05:35PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$491One-way
10:45AMEdinburgh11h35 10:20PMLiverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street
1 changes
$611One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Fri
Sep 24
$178Cross Country
$47National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$132Avanti West Coast
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Sun
Sep 26
$66Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$56Avanti West Coast
$57National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$56Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Wed
Sep 29
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$30National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$56Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$56Avanti West Coast
$25National Express
Sat
Oct 2
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$28National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$66Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$56Avanti West Coast
$27National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$56Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$56Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$56Avanti West Coast
$27National Express
Fri
Oct 8
$65Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
Sat
Oct 9
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$24National Express
Sun
Oct 10
$65Avanti West Coast
$26National Express
Mon
Oct 11
$56Avanti West Coast
$30National Express
Tue
Oct 12
$36Avanti West Coast
$20National Express
Wed
Oct 13
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$21National Express

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Liverpool

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $79
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $36 (€29) • 9 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $79 (€63) • 3 h 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 175 miles (282 km) by bus or train to Liverpool from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 27 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Liverpool.

How to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool, 81,16% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

There are 2 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $36 (€29) compared to other travel options to Liverpool:

A bus is $43 (€34) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool costing on average $79 (€63).

What is the quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool is by train, which takes on average 3 h 27 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Liverpool by bus can take on average 9 h 15 min.

How far is Liverpool from Edinburgh?

You should expect to travel around 175 miles (282 km) between Edinburgh and Liverpool.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Liverpool is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Liverpool from Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Edinburgh to Liverpool, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Liverpool?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Liverpool:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Liverpool, Liverpool One.
  • Most travelers take a train from Edinburgh Waverley to Liverpool Lime Street.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Liverpool, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Liverpool. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Edinburgh to Liverpool tickets on Omio for $36 (€29).
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Liverpool. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Liverpool tickets on Omio for $79 (€63).
Where should I go next after I travel between Edinburgh and Liverpool?
Your trip from Edinburgh to Liverpool doesn't have to end in Liverpool. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Glasgow to your Edinburgh to Liverpool tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Liverpool today!
How far in advance should I buy my Edinburgh to Liverpool one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Liverpool, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $36 (€29) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $79 (€63) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Liverpool online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Liverpool
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.