Edinburgh to St Helens by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 56m
  • Distance
    282 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to St Helens by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to St Helens take around 2 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 282 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and St Helens.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to St Helens?

Journeys between Edinburgh and St Helens usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Edinburgh to St Helens every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to St Helens?

The Edinburgh to St Helens train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Edinburgh to St Helens train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to St Helens is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 00:33. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Edinburgh to St Helens train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Edinburgh to St Helens by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and St Helens?

More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh to St Helens, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.