Trains from

Edinburgh to Birkdale

  1. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    10:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    11:31
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    11:49
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:09
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:09
    Wigan North Western
    13:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    13:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:03
    Southport
    Platform 4 estimated
    14:13
    Southport
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:17
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    4 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    10:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8 estimated
    13:28
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:28
    Wigan North Western
    14:05
    Wigan Wallgate
    14:05
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    14:38
    Southport
    Platform 6 estimated
    14:43
    Southport
    Platform 3 estimated
    14:47
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  3. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    12:13
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    13:31
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:49
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:09
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:09
    Wigan North Western
    15:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    15:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:03
    Southport
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:13
    Southport
    Platform 3 estimated
    16:17
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    4 changes
    Peak
  4. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    12:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    15:28
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:28
    Wigan North Western
    16:05
    Wigan Wallgate
    16:05
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:38
    Southport
    Platform 6 estimated
    16:43
    Southport
    Platform 3 estimated
    16:47
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  5. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    14:18
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    15:36
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    15:49
    Carlisle
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:09
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:09
    Wigan North Western
    17:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    17:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    18:03
    Southport
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:13
    Southport
    Platform 3 estimated
    18:17
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    4 changes
    Peak
  6. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    14:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    17:28
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:28
    Wigan North Western
    18:03
    Wigan Wallgate
    18:03
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    18:40
    Southport
    Platform 6 estimated
    18:58
    Southport
    Platform 1 estimated
    19:02
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  7. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    16:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    18:46
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    19:05
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 6 estimated
    19:16
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:16
    Wigan North Western
    19:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    19:30
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    20:03
    Southport
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:13
    Southport
    Platform 2 estimated
    20:17
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    4 changes
    Peak
  8. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    16:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9 estimated
    19:30
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:30
    Wigan North Western
    20:07
    Wigan Wallgate
    20:07
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    20:39
    Southport
    Platform 6 estimated
    20:58
    Southport
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:02
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  9. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    18:52
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 9E estimated
    21:28
    Wigan North Western
    Platform 4 estimated
    21:28
    Wigan North Western
    22:15
    Wigan Wallgate
    22:15
    Wigan Wallgate
    Platform 1 estimated
    22:48
    Southport
    Platform 4 estimated
    22:58
    Southport
    Platform 1 estimated
    23:02
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Birkdale
    Platform 1 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak
  10. on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    20:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    23:24
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    23:50
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 11 estimated
    00:35
    Crewe
    Platform 5 estimated
    05:40
    Crewe
    Platform 12 estimated
    06:08
    Liverpool South Parkway
    Platform 2 estimated
    06:24
    Liverpool South Parkway
    Platform 6 estimated
    07:18
    Birkdale
    Platform 2 estimated
    Birkdale
    Platform 2 estimated
    3 changes
    Peak

Journey information from Edinburgh to Birkdale

  • Train Fares from: £15
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 2 to 4
  • How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Birkdale by train?

    The average journey time between Edinburgh and Birkdale is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 1 trains per day travelling from Edinburgh to Birkdale. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Birkdale?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Edinburgh to Birkdale without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Edinburgh to Birkdale.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Edinburgh and Birkdale?

    The distance between Edinburgh and Birkdale is 160 miles.

    Distance: 160 miles
  • What time is the first train from Edinburgh to Birkdale?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Birkdale departs at .

    What time is the last train from Edinburgh to Birkdale?

    The last train from Edinburgh to Birkdale departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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