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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) X2 / ...

$84 - $179

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Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Preston, Lancashire National Express

$29 - $34

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western

$127 - $195

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Southport 198.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Liverpool (LPL) EDI - LPL
  2. Take the train from Hunts Cross to Southport

$43 - $260

Fly to Manchester, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western

$61 - $201

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Southport. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Southport, The Monument (Christ Church) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 23). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Southport. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Southport via Wigan Wallgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Southport is 160 miles. The road distance is 198.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Southport without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Edinburgh to Southport, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Southport is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Southport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Preston, Lancashire station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Southport.
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  • Distance: 160.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 26 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Edinburgh to Southport every 4 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Southport twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Airlines
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 and Saturday
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 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Manchester, Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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
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
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 Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Railway Station to Southport, The Monument (Christ Church)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Edinburgh to Southport train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Wigan North Western station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Southport is 198 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to drive from Edinburgh to Southport.

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

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There are 953+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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

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