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Duration 4h 27m
Distance 216.2 miles
Average price £103
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Edinburgh and Liverpool takes 4h 27m and the fastest train takes 3h 27m. 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.

Train

  1. Edinburgh
  2. Preston
  3. Liverpool
3h 53m
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£71 - £268

Edinburgh to Liverpool train times

Trains run every four hours between Edinburgh and Liverpool. The service departs Edinburgh at 18:52 in the evening, which arrives into Liverpool at 22:33. All services require a transfer at Preston and take an average of 4h 27m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is 177 miles. The road distance is 216.2 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 Northern Rail, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Preston in around 3h 53m.
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24

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