Duration 3h 56m
Distance 216.5 miles
Average price £140
Frequency 6/day

Trip overview

The average train between Edinburgh and Liverpool takes 3h 56m and the fastest train takes 3h 31m. The train service runs several times per day from Edinburgh to Liverpool. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Edinburgh
  2. Liverpool
3h 40m
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£84 - £272

Edinburgh to Liverpool train times

Trains run every four hours between Edinburgh and Liverpool. The service departs Edinburgh at 18:51 in the evening, which arrives into Liverpool at 06:15. All services require a transfer at Wigan North Western and take an average of 3h 56m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Edinburgh to Liverpool? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is 177 miles. The road distance is 216.5 miles.

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Edinburgh to Liverpool train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Liverpool train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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What companies run services between Edinburgh and Liverpool?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool every 4 hours. Tickets cost £75 - £270 and the journey takes 2h 37m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85

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