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There are 7 ways to get from Liverpool to East Lothian by train, car, plane or bus

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

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Train via Preston

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

Cheapest

Fly Liverpool to Edinburgh, bus

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Train

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh

Drive

  1. Drive from Liverpool to East Lothian

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh

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

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, bus

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park

Fly Liverpool to Glasgow, train, bus

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to East Lothian is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to East Lothian is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3h 53m.

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The distance between Liverpool and East Lothian is 174 miles. The road distance is 213.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to East Lothian without a car is to train via Preston which takes 5h 8m and costs £70 - £280.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Liverpool to East Lothian, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to East Lothian is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Liverpool to East Lothian.

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

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There are 100+ hotels available in East Lothian. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to East Lothian.
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  • Distance: 174.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and East Lothian, Scotland?

You can take a train from Liverpool to East Lothian via Preston, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh, Princes Street in around 5h 8m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man, Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Isle Of Man, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £120
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Knock
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£12 - £120
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£12 - £120
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £210
Flights from Liverpool to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£14 - £140
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£170 - £490
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£250 - £800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £460
Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
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 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£30 - £45
Off-Peak Day Single
£65 - £100
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £130
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Bus operators
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Haddington, Artillery Park
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
East Coast Buses

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