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Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 5h 36m to travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 176 miles (283 km). There are normally 143 trains per day travelling from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £13.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 24m
PriceFrom £13.30
Distance176 miles (283 km)
Frequency143 trains per day
First train02:37
Last train23:57
Departure stationLiverpool
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, Merseyrail, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Lumo

Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 8th November 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:45 13:26 3h 41m, 2 changes
10:45 14:18 3h 33m, 1 change
11:36 15:37 4h 1m, 1 change
11:45 15:37 3h 52m, 2 changes
12:44 16:18 3h 34m, 1 change
13:27 17:39 4h 12m, 1 change
13:45 17:39 3h 54m, 2 changes
14:44 18:21 3h 37m, 1 change
16:12 19:44 3h 32m, 1 change
16:45 20:25 3h 40m, 1 change

How to travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley)? Look no further.

You'll usually find 143 trains per day running between Liverpool and Edinburgh (Waverley), which usually take 5 hours 36 minutes to complete the 176 miles (283 km) journey. It can take as little as 3 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. London North Eastern Railway, Avanti West Coast or Lumo are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) start from £13.30 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Edinburgh (Waverley)? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 5 hours and 36 minutes, with around 143 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 Liverpool and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 24 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £13.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

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

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

The first train from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 02:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 23:57. 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 Liverpool and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Liverpool.

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £13.30 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Liverpool to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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