Liverpool to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Liverpool to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh take around 3 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 284 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Liverpool and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh?
Journeys between Liverpool and Edinburgh usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 53 departures on the route from Liverpool 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 70 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Liverpool to Edinburgh?
The Liverpool to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Liverpool to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Liverpool around 05:20 and the last train is around 23:38.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Liverpool to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh are $15.04.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $50 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $40. 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Liverpool and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Liverpool to Edinburgh, 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
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- 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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