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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Liverpool train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Edinburgh to Liverpool

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Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Liverpool

from £13.50 MORE 4h21m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool
Coach
from £15.40 MORE 9h02m
Flight
from £72.09 MORE 16h14m

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Edinburgh to Liverpool train ticket can be booked using different options:

  • When booking your train tickets online, you can quickly compare the schedules and fares to make savings. The train operators as well as online ticket retailers give the ability to do so. Once your ticket is bought, you will have a confirmation email including your collection number that you will bring with your card to get your ticket at the station before your journey.
  • Most rail operators as well as several train ticket retailers will have contact numbers for you to make your booking over the phone.
  • Depending on the station, you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or via a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We recommend you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the opening hours.

If you use our fast and convenient search service, you are be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major rail companies. Gopili can help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Liverpool! Moreover, train tickets Liverpool to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip.

Where to find cheap train tickets

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 489 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool are available starting from £19.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 549 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool are available starting from £14.

Cross Country

Cross Country, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 1257 destinations. Tickets for the journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool are available starting from £103.

ScotRail

The rail company ScotRail offers year-round connections by train to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool at low cost. The tickets are available from ScotRail from £72.

Things to do in Liverpool

We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Liverpool.

  • The Beatles Story
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Radio City Tower Tour
  • World Museum Liverpool
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Liverpool Cathedral

If you're travelling to Liverpool for the first time and you do not really know the things that you can visit during your stay, don't worry. Your itinerary will obviously depend on how much time you got as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili shares with you the well-known areas in Liverpool.

The Beatles Story is probably among the main tourist places for visitors. You can also go to discover World Museum Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum which are most of the time advised by the travellers who have already visited the city.

Another interesting place that you can discover is Museum of Liverpool if you want to find out more about this destination.

Radio City Tower Tour is also a place that we will advise you to see if you got enough time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still looking to find out more about Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral can be the final stage of your trip. Even though people might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its history.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

To travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Edinburgh Waverley train station. Liverpool city has several stations available for your arrival:Liverpool train station, Liverpool Lime Street train station.

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal train tickets types in United Kingdom, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types offers different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of rail ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool below:

If you want to book the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are best for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on numerous trains outside of peak travel hours. With these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a entirely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is ideal for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They allow the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not advised if you want the cheapest type of ticket Edinburgh to Liverpool.

Season tickets are best for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Liverpool ?

If you’re looking for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Liverpool, we're here to help. Here we give you some tricks to get cheap train tickets.

To travel for cheap you need to get your ticket in advance. The best time to purchase your advance train ticket is about 12 weeks before. Therefore you must remember to book around three months in advance. With this technique you should benefit from great savings of up to 80%.

The most expensive times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Edinburgh to Liverpool. Train fares will be more expensive during this period and hence you will pay less by travelling very early, in the middle of the day or late in the evening.

It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, so you should always check both tickets when travelling in order to save money.

Frequently, purchasing a ticket from Edinburgh to an intermediary city as well as a second ticket from this station to Liverpool costs less than booking a single ticket for your entire journey. Split-ticketing can help you pay less.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Liverpool

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Liverpool.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
TransPennine Express Edinburgh Liverpool
Virgin Trains Edinburgh Liverpool
Cross Country Edinburgh Liverpool
ScotRail Edinburgh Liverpool

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool:

Bus from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Liverpool. Your Edinburgh to Liverpool train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£18.50 06/11/2017 08:12 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£18.50 06/11/2017 20:14 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£18.50 01/11/2017 20:14 TransPennine Express 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£19.00 06/11/2017 18:52 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£19.00 01/11/2017 10:51 Virgin Trains 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£24.50 04/11/2017 18:52 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£24.50 06/11/2017 18:13 TransPennine Express 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£24.50 06/11/2017 10:51 Virgin Trains 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Liverpool Lime Street
£24.50 06/11/2017 08:51 Virgin Trains 5 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Liverpool train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Edinburgh - Liverpool: the best time to book cheap trains

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Days before Departure

The graph above shows the best prices found over the past 6 months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in advance can enable you to pay less for your train.

We found tickets available from £27 when booking your ticket 7 days in advance, it is 36% cheaper than the best fare we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Edinburgh to Liverpool train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:

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Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Liverpool train

Route Edinburgh to Liverpool

Edinburgh Liverpool train map

Train duration 3h50m
Arrival city Liverpool, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 176 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £13.50
Train operators for Edinburgh to Liverpool TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country, ScotRail
  • The trip connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Liverpool, located in England is well connected by trains. The trains are run by these several companies: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country, ScotRail.
  • The train is a fast and simple solution to go to Liverpool from Edinburgh. The average train duration from Edinburgh to Liverpool is 3h50m to cover the 176 miles.
  • We found tickets from £13.50 to travel in the next month. Fares will change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you buy your ticket.

Discount Edinburgh to Liverpool train tickets

Do you want to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and tricks are available to spend less for your Edinburgh Liverpool train ticket and make even more savings on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

  • If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can calculate how many journeys you need to break even. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, your savings on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average cost of a Edinburgh Liverpool ticket is £52.99 (1).

    Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £52.99: £88/£52.99 = 1.66. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Liverpool to Edinburgh (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.

  • Railcards enable you to save 34% off most train fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Liverpool train £52.99 £35.33 £17.66 1.67

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to Liverpool, but there are also near stations served like for instance: