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Liverpool to Edinburgh train information

Liverpool Edinburgh train map

Train duration 3h55m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Liverpool, England
Distance 176 Miles
Train operators TransPennine Express, Northern
Lowest train price from £14.00
Average train price £72.00

Which train company can I use?

There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Liverpool in England to Edinburgh in Scotland are provided by TransPennine Express, Northern.

How far is it by train?

There are 176 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Liverpool to Edinburgh is approximately 3h55m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Edinburgh from Liverpool, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.

How much does it costs?

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £14.00 one way.

Best prices for Liverpool to Edinburgh train tickets

from £14.00 MORE 4h15m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £16.40 MORE 8h24m
Flight
from £99.00 MORE 14h03m

Liverpool - Edinburgh prices calendar

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

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Liverpool - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

Overall, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the cheaper it gets but there can be some exceptions. We gathered the offers from the last six months in order to understand the best time to purchase your train tickets Liverpool to Edinburgh. The figures show that booking your train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in advance is not always the best option.

We found trains at £17 when booking 7 days in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £37 if you get your ticket 1 month in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is 7 days in advance as it is 54% cheaper than 1 month in advance.

Best prices for Liverpool to Edinburgh trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£31.90 06/01/2019 13:15 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£31.90 06/01/2019 17:15 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£53.10 06/01/2019 09:14 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£79.70 06/01/2019 12:45 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£79.70 06/01/2019 09:45 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£79.70 06/01/2019 18:45 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£79.70 06/01/2019 13:45 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£79.70 06/01/2019 17:45 Northern 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£109.80 06/01/2019 09:23 TransPennine Express 4 days ago
Liverpool
Lime Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£109.80 06/01/2019 08:12 TransPennine Express 4 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Liverpool Edinburgh train

Discount Liverpool - Edinburgh train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts are available to spend less for your Liverpool Edinburgh 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.

When purchasing a railcard, you want to save money after several journeys. But is it really worth it when travelling from Liverpool to Edinburgh? Check with your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average saving with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for a Liverpool Edinburgh ticket (i.e.: £71.74)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of journeys needed throughout the duration of the railcard's validity to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£71.74 = 1.23. Your railcard will be worthwile once you will have done at least 2 trips from Liverpool to Edinburgh (one way trip).

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a whole year.

(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
Liverpool to Edinburgh train £71.74 £47.83 £23.91 1.23

(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

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