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Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

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Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

There seems to be multiple companies that do this trip. I am looking for the best company and the quickest trip that leaves around 7:00am in the morning. Recommendations please!

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1. Re: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Different rail companies operate franchises across various lines throughout the UK so the different rail companies won't be operating the exact same routes. There is no direct service between Edinburgh and Liverpool and any pricing variations will generally be more down to how popular or booked up a train is ratber than which company. In fact, you will have to use two train companies to complete your journey.

You can check for times and fares on http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. Most journeys at that time of the say seem to be a similar length in time. You can, though, book trains through any of the UK rail operator's sites even if your journey does not include their trains.

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2. Re: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

there are several options for this service/route, all involve a change somewhere (as mentioned above there is no direct route)

From Edinburgh you would have to change either Preston or Wigan

or you may have to get a train from Glasgow, which is about 30-45 minutes by train from Edinburgh

also leaving at that time I would expect to be quite expensive, and it would take about 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours

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3. Re: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

Closest direct is either from Wigan or Warrington Bank Quay.

From Liverpool you can get to Wigan.

National Rail is the best journey planner...they you have to look at each train company to get the best fare..

The like of The Trainline may not always quote you the best fare.

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4. Re: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

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Edited: 8:23 am, October 20, 2016
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5. Re: Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool

When exactly are you travelling?

I've just picked a random date in December and a single ticket on the 6.52 from Edinburgh with one change at Preston costs £12. Journey time is 3 hr 40 mins.

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