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Best price £ 11.08
Journey duration 10 h 9 min
Connections per day 4
First departure 07:10
Last departure 09:00
Distance 175.8 mi

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How much does it cost to get from Edinburgh to Liverpool by bus?

On average, a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Liverpool will cost you £ 24.63. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 11.08. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

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How long does the journey from Edinburgh to Liverpool take by bus?

The distance between Edinburgh and Liverpool is around 175.8 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 10 h 9 min. However, the fastest routes between Edinburgh and Liverpool take 7 h 15 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Edinburgh to Liverpool leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Edinburgh to Liverpool leaving at 07:10. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 09:00.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many times a day do departures from Edinburgh leave for Liverpool?

The exact number of journeys from Edinburgh to Liverpool can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 4 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 18 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Edinburgh to Liverpool. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Edinburgh to Liverpool varies, but in general, you can expect to find 1 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 3 journeys with one change or more.