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Liverpool to Edinburgh

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How to get from Liverpool to Edinburgh?

We are suggesting 19 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Liverpool Edinburgh. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Liverpool and Edinburgh on a map as well as the route Liverpool Edinburgh and the different connecting points (Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, Haymarket (Edinburgh) Railway Station, Edinburgh Coach Station, Edinburgh Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Liverpool Edinburgh

For your trip from Liverpool (England, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) with a distance of 176 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Liverpool > Edinburgh will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Liverpool and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Liverpool John Lennon LPL airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Edinburgh (Edinburgh airport, IATA code: EDI) operated by FlyBE.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Edinburgh from Liverpool without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Liverpool-Newcastle Upon Tyne and Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh.
You will board a coach of National Express in Liverpool. The bus will drop you off at Newcastle/Tyne bus station (0.7 mi from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Liverpool bus station (0.1 mi from Liverpool) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Newcastle Upon Tyne. Once arrived in Newcastle Upon Tyne, take another coach of National Express or MegaBus that will take you to Edinburgh bus station (Scotland United Kingdom).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh without changing trains but some trains run on lines Liverpool-Newcastle Upon Tyne and Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of First TransPennine Express to Newcastle Upon Tyne leave from Liverpool Lime Street railway station in Liverpool. Arrival in Newcastle Upon Tyne will take place at Newcastle station (0.7 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Newcastle Upon Tyne where the train operated by CrossCountry or East Coast leave for Edinburgh.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Liverpool and Edinburgh?

Bus companies
National Express operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Liverpool in Liverpool and to the one of Newcastle/Tyne (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne (serving Newcastle/Tyne bus station at 0.7 mi from centre) and the city of Edinburgh where the coach will drop you off at Edinburgh station situated at about 11.2 mi from Edinburgh city centre.
MegaBus is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Liverpool in Liverpool and to the one of Preston (England United Kingdom) and between the city of Preston (serving Preston bus station at 0.9 mi from centre) and the city of Edinburgh where the coach will drop you off at Edinburgh station situated at about 11.2 mi from Edinburgh city centre.
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Liverpool-Newcastle Upon Tyne with the train from Liverpool Lime Street railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Newcastle at arrival (0.7 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Newcastle station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
East Coast operates the train journey Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh with the train from Newcastle railway station (0.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
Northern Rail provides a rail connection from Liverpool to Preston with the train which leaves Liverpool Lime Street station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line Preston-Edinburgh with the train from Preston railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Newcastle Upon Tyne-Edinburgh (91.3 mi)
Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Liverpool John Lennon LPL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Liverpool to Edinburgh (arrival at Edinburgh EDI airport)

Stop cities from Liverpool or cities to visit near Edinburgh

When travelling from Edinburgh to Liverpool by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Newcastle Upon Tyne located at 122 mi from Liverpool and 91 mi away from Edinburgh, Preston situated at 27 mi from Liverpool (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Edinburgh or back to Liverpool, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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