Edinburgh, Scotland
Liverpool, England

Train ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Choose Avanti West Coast trains with fares starting from £63.37. Travel time approximately 3h 29m. More than 12 schedules for your trip.

CompaniesDeparturesDurationServicePrice
Avanti West Coast
3h 29mfrom£63.37
Transpennine Express
3h 36mfrom£92.09
CrossCountry
4h 54mfrom£220.51

Save £157.14 if you travel with Avanti West Coast!

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Liverpool.

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Train Edinburgh to Liverpool

It takes an average of 3h 51m to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, covering a distance of about 283 km. There are usually 12 trains traveling daily from Edinburgh to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from £63.37 when you book in advance.

Distance283 km
Price£63.37
Frequency12
Fastest3h 28m

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Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What companies travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Bus vs Train

Considering the journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool, here are the main distinctions between bus and train travel:

Comfort and Speed: Trains offer a speedy and comfortable trip, usually under 4 hours, with amenities like Wi-Fi, making it ideal for the time-conscious.

Cost and Views: Buses provide a budget-friendly travel option with picturesque routes, suitable for those who prioritize economy over speed.

Environmental Impact: Trains have a lower carbon footprint per mile, appealing to eco-conscious travelers, while buses offer a greener choice compared to cars.

Bus vs Train

Frequently asked questions

Embark on a scenic journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool, where historic charm meets vibrant culture. Enjoy a hassle-free trip with stunning views and efficient travel connections, all while soaking in the rich heritage of two iconic cities.

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Best Travel Options

Exploring travel options from Edinburgh to Liverpool brings unique nuances across transport modes:

Travel Time: Trains offer a swift journey, approximately 3.5 hours for direct trips, while buses take about 5 to 6 hours, catering to different time preferences and schedules.

Cost: Bus travel is wallet-friendly, ideal for budget travelers, whereas train fares can be higher yet offer the benefit of speed and comfort.

Experience: Buses allow for scenic views of the countryside, suitable for sightseers, while trains cater to those seeking efficiency and comfort during travel.

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Cheapest Travel Options

Set out for Liverpool from Edinburgh without breaking the bank. National Express and Megabus are your go-to with tickets starting as low as £10. With journeys roughly 6 and a half hours long, these buses offer essential comforts like free WiFi to keep you connected on the move.

Navigating on a shoestring? Whether you’re a solo sightseer, a family seeking value, or on a business itinerary, uncover optimal and budget-conscious travel solutions. Group discounts or quieter, off-peak times can mean more savings for everyone. Plus, consider the benefits of saving time with budget airlines when minutes matter most.

Cheapest Travel Options

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