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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Southport by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western

£85 - £276

Cheapest option

Fly to Liverpool, train  •  5h 45m

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

£21 - £156

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Wellington Street X2 / ...

£60 - £249

Drive  •  3h 44m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Southport 198.9 miles

£30 - £45

Fly to Manchester, train  •  7h 2m

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

£34 - £149

Edinburgh to Southport by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Southport is around 3h 43m and covers a distance of around 224 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 18m. Services are operated by Avanti West Coast and Northern Rail. Typically 48 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 43m
Fastest train time:
3h 18m
Train distance:
224 miles
Trains per week:
48
Cheapest price:
£85
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:52
Last train departs at:
18:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Southport train schedules

Edinburgh → Southport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Southport is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Southport is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Southport is to train which costs £85 - £280 and takes 3h 31m.

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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 3h 31m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Southport is 160 miles. The road distance is 198.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Southport without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £85 - £280.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Edinburgh to Southport, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Liverpool Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Southport is 199 miles. It takes approximately 3h 44m to drive from Edinburgh to Southport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Southport.
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  • Distance: 160.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western every 4 hours. Tickets cost £75 - £270 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Stansted, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£9 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£20 - £120
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £350
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£230 - £750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £270
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £200
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
TransPennine Express Service
Merseyrail Electrics
Bus operators
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, station to Southport, Wellington Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire

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Ryanair, Loganair 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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