Directions from Liverpool to Edinburgh

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 20 min

$88 - $198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

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

$30 - $39

7 alternative options

Bus, night train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. X2

$36 - $59

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. 217.3 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  3 h 40 min

  1. MAN - EDI

$59 - $198

Fly Liverpool to Edinburgh  •  4 h 57 min

  1. LPL - EDI

$39 - $252

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 56 min

  1. BHX - EDI

$88 - $276

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. MAN - GLA

$84 - $319

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 16 min

  1. EMA - EDI

$74 - $256

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Preston in around 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Manchester in around 7 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man, Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Edinburgh
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 Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Preston to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$199
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 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 Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool University to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Edinburgh is 283 km. The road distance is 348 km.

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 7 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh is to train and fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs £40 - £150.

No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Edinburgh via Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Edinburgh via Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh, including transfers.