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There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Dent by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District

£45 - £200

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District

£20 - £55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dent 144.8 miles

£22 - £35

Edinburgh to Dent by train and bus

The journey time between Edinburgh and Dent is around 3h 16m and covers a distance of around 167 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 37m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, Avanti West Coast and Western Dales Community Trnsp, the Edinburgh to Dent service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Gawthrop, road end. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 16m
Fastest journey time:
2h 37m
Journey distance:
167 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:13
Last service departs at:
12:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Dent train and bus schedules

Edinburgh → Dent
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Dent is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Dent is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 44m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Dent is 120 miles. The road distance is 144.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Dent without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs £45 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Edinburgh to Dent, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Dent is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Edinburgh to Dent.

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  • Distance: 120.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Dent, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District every 4 hours. Tickets cost £45 - £70 and the journey takes 2h. Avanti West Coast also services this route 3 times a day.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£18 - £27
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £23
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £23
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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