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Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool by train

It takes an average of 5h 26m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool by train, over a distance of around 176 miles (283 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool and tickets for this journey start from $19.13 when you book in advance.

First train

18:03

Last train

19:15

Departure station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Arrival station

Liverpool

Journey time

From 4h 54m

Distance

176 miles (283 km)

Frequency

2 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $19.13

Train operators

TransPennine Express

Travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool by train in 4 hours 54 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool by train is 5 hours 26 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 54 minutes. You'll usually find 2 trains per day traveling the 283 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Liverpool.

Book train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $19.13. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool

Want to know more about your journey from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool take?

The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Liverpool is 5 hours and 26 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Liverpool by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool is 4 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool cost?

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool can start from as little as $19.13 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool leave?

The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool leaves at 18:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool leave?

The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool leaves at 19:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Liverpool by train?

Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool cover a distance of around 176 miles (283 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool

Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool start at $19.13 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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