There are 9 ways to get from Liverpool to Livingston by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$98 - $217

Cheapest option

Fly Liverpool to Edinburgh  •  6 h 2 min

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

$38 - $249

7 alternative options

Bus, night train, line 28 bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  2. Take the night train from Preston to Edinburgh
  3. Take the line 28 bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (at 16 opp Apex Hotel) to Knightsridge, Barclay Way (Knightsridge East) 27 / ...

$41 - $64

Bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) Air / ...

$39 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Livingston 217.6 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 15 min

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

$59 - $196

Train to Manchester, fly to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 34 min

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

$81 - $315

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 31 min

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

$89 - $281

Train, train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Derby
  3. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$74 - $260

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Livingston via Preston and Haymarket in around 4 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Livingston via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), Preston, Lancashire, Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) in around 8 h 41 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
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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 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 East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Liverpool to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove), Bristol
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
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 Liverpool to Edinburgh via Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
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 Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $45
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
$120 - $170
Sleeper Berth Solo
$208
Sleeper Seat
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Livingston North
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
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 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
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
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ingliston Road (Middle Norton)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool to Livingston?

The distance between Liverpool and Livingston is 279 km. The road distance is 348 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Livingston?

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Livingston is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 8 h 41 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Liverpool to Livingston?

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Livingston is to drive which takes 3 h 41 min and costs £30 - £50.

Is there a direct train between Liverpool and Livingston?

No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Livingston North via Preston and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool and Livingston?

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Knightsridge, Fastlink (Knightsridge) via Preston, Lancashire, Buchanan Bus Station and Ingliston Road (Middle Norton). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

How long does it take to get from Liverpool to Livingston?

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Liverpool to Livingston, including transfers.