Trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool

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Edinburgh to Liverpool train information

Edinburgh Liverpool train map

Train duration 3h50m
Arrival Liverpool, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 176 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £13.50
Average train price £69.00
  • The trip connecting Edinburgh, situated in Scotland and Liverpool, situated in England is well served by trains. The trains are run by the following train operators: TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Cross Country.
  • 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.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Liverpool train tickets

from £13.50 MORE 4h23m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £15.40 MORE 8h53m
Flight
from £76.96 MORE 14h44m

Edinburgh - Liverpool prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Liverpool by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Liverpool

When are the next trains to Liverpool?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:51
Liverpool Lime Street
12:19
3h28m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:12
Liverpool Central
16:20
4h08m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:52
Liverpool Lime Street
16:22
3h30m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
14:52
Liverpool Lime Street
18:20
3h28m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:13
Liverpool Lime Street
21:52
3h39m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:52
Liverpool Lime Street
22:46
3h54m Virgin Trains
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
20:14
Liverpool Lime Street
23:51
3h37m TransPennine Express
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
22:15
Liverpool Lime Street
05:29
7h14m TransPennine Express

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 9 trains from Edinburgh to Liverpool are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Liverpool train is at 07:00 and the last train is at 22:15. The first and last departure times can vary on each day of the week and there can be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train operators can also adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Edinburgh - Liverpool: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£27

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£26

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£32

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£34

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£41

Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above illustrates the cheapest prices found in the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train is bought. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in advance can enable you to save money for your trip.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £26 when purchasing your seat 7 days in advance which is 36% cheaper than the cheapest ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Liverpool trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Liverpool by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Liverpool to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£24.50 09/03/2018 18:52 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£31.00 09/03/2018 18:13 TransPennine Express 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£37.00 23/02/2018 18:52 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£37.00 23/02/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£37.00 09/03/2018 08:51 Virgin Trains 4 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 23/02/2018 18:13 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 25/02/2018 12:12 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 25/02/2018 10:12 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 25/02/2018 12:12 TransPennine Express 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Liverpool
Lime Street
£38.50 09/03/2018 20:14 TransPennine Express 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Liverpool train

Discount Edinburgh - Liverpool train tickets

Looking to travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and deals exist to pay less for your Edinburgh Liverpool train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five 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 savings that you can make with a railcard, you have to assess the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

    For your calculation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Liverpool ticket is £68.12 (1).

    Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £68.12: £88/£68.12 = 1.29. You will need to make on average 2 trips from Liverpool to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

  • 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 £68.12 £45.42 £22.71 1.3

(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