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from Liverpool to Edinburgh

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29 Nov
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£32Flixbus
Tue
30 Nov
£56Avanti West Coast
£30National Express
Wed
1 Dec
£56Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
Thu
2 Dec
£62First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Fri
3 Dec
£95First Transpennine Express
£30National Express
Sat
4 Dec
£95First Transpennine Express
£24Flixbus
Sun
5 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£85First Transpennine Express
£22Flixbus
Tue
7 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£48Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£53Avanti West Coast
£19Flixbus
Fri
10 Dec
£95First Transpennine Express
£26National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£57First Transpennine Express
£22Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£54Avanti West Coast
£27National Express
Tue
14 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£47Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£62First Transpennine Express
£44Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£62First Transpennine Express
£41Flixbus
Sun
19 Dec
£41Avanti West Coast
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Travel Tips

Travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh
Travel to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Edinburgh.
FAQs
What are my travel options from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £34 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £56 from Liverpool to Edinburgh.

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

The fastest way from Liverpool to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 26 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh from Liverpool can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 8 h 50 min.

How many miles are between Liverpool and Edinburgh

The distance between Liverpool and Edinburgh is around 175 miles (282 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Liverpool to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Liverpool and Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Liverpool? Where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Liverpool to Edinburgh:

  • Coaches from Liverpool to Edinburgh most often leave from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains from Liverpool to Edinburgh most often leave from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can get me from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Liverpool to Edinburgh:

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Liverpool by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £22 with National Express from Liverpool to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Liverpool and Edinburgh with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Liverpool to Edinburgh tickets for £56 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available to Edinburgh from Liverpool with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with with direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with with 11 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Liverpool to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Liverpool to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Liverpool and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Liverpool to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £22 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £56 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Liverpool to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.