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Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 5h 28m to travel from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 159 miles (257 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from $37.44 when you book in advance.

First train

06:12

Last train

22:42

Departure station

Southport

Arrival station

Edinburgh (Waverley)

Journey time

From 4h 6m

Distance

159 miles (257 km)

Frequency

14 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $37.44

Train operators

TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, Merseyrail

Traveling from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

Looking to travel from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 28 minutes to travel from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 6 minutes though. You'll usually find 14 trains per day running along the 257 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Edinburgh (Waverley), as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) start from $37.44 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Want to know more about your journey from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Southport and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 5 hours and 28 minutes, with around 14 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 Southport and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 6 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as $37.44 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 Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

No, there are no direct train services from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley). Travelling from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 06:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:42. 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 Southport and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 159 miles (257 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Southport to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at $37.44 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

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