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Travelling from Southport to Edinburgh by train

Fast trains from Southport to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 257 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southport and Edinburgh.

Are there direct trains from Southport to Edinburgh?

Journeys between Southport and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Southport to Edinburgh 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 34 departures.

How long is the train journey from Southport to Edinburgh?

The Southport to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Southport to Edinburgh train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Southport around 06:18 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southport around 06:18, and the last at 23:16.

When to book Southport to Edinburgh 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 Southport to Edinburgh by train.

Which train companies operate between Southport and Edinburgh?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southport to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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