Edinburgh to Liverpool by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool take around 3 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 284 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Liverpool.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool?
Journeys between Edinburgh and Liverpool usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Edinburgh to Liverpool every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 42 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool?
The Edinburgh to Liverpool train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Liverpool train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Liverpool is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 23:30.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 23:30.
What's the Edinburgh to Liverpool train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool are $15.71.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $104 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $66. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Edinburgh to Liverpool train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Liverpool?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to Liverpool, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- London North Eastern Railway
- Northern Rail
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- Virgin Trains
- West Midlands Trains
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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