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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street

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Fly to Liverpool

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Liverpool (LPL)

Train via Preston

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Fly to Manchester, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN)
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

Fly to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

Edinburgh to Liverpool by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Liverpool is around 3h 45m and covers a distance of around 226 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. Operated by Avanti West Coast, Northern Rail and TransPennine Express Service, the Edinburgh to Liverpool train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Liverpool Lime Street. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Trains
3h 45m Average Duration
£86 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to train which costs £85 - £290 and takes 3h 45m.

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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 Wigan North Western. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is 177 miles. The road distance is 216.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs £85 - £290.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs £85 - £290. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £26 - £140 and takes 4h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 30m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Liverpool train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool.
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  • Distance: 176.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Liverpool, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Wigan North Western in around 3h 45m. Alternatively, easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Liverpool One every 4 hours.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Bristol, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £700
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£280 - £1,400
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£200 - £1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £1,500
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £15
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £18
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£33 - £37
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single
£33 - £37

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Liverpool is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Edinburgh to Liverpool.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Liverpool Airport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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