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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3h 39m

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

$128 - $196

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Fly Edinburgh to Liverpool  •  5h 26m

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

$37 - $255

6 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4h 2m

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

$89 - $193

Train TransPennine Express #2  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street

$120 - $170

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Liverpool 217.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester, train  •  4h 22m

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

$59 - $199

Train to Glasgow, fly to Manchester, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street

$84 - $321

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5h 33m

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

$84 - $241

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to train which costs £95 - £150 and takes 3h 39m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Liverpool Lime Street. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is 177 miles. The road distance is 217.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool without a car is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs £95 - £150.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool is to train which takes 3h 39m and costs £95 - £150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £28 - £200 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 39m

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 39m. Alternatively, easyJet, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Liverpool every 3 hours.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Birmingham, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Train from Preston to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$45 - $65
Off-Peak Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $170
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Liverpool is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Edinburgh to Liverpool.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 668+ hotels available in Liverpool. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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