There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 15 min

$91 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. National Express
  2. National Express / ...

$31 - $40

8 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 28 min

$138 - $212

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. 217.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Edinburgh to Liverpool  •  5 h 35 min

  1. EDI - LPL

$38 - $255

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. EDI - MAN

$60 - $198

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. EDI - BHX

$88 - $276

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h

  1. GLA - MAN

$84 - $320

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. EDI - EMA

$74 - $256

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. GLA - BHX

$102 - $278

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Preston in around 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Manchester in around 8 h 3 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Stansted, Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Edinburgh to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Liverpool University
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is 283 km. The road distance is 347 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 8 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to drive which takes 3 h 52 min and costs £30 - £50.

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 4 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Liverpool. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Liverpool University via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool, including transfers.