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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...

$57 - $118

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Penrith National Express

$24 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Keswick 123.9 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Keswick station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Keswick is 94 miles. The road distance is 123.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Keswick without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Edinburgh to Keswick, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Keswick bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Keswick bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Keswick is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Edinburgh to Keswick.

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There are 1401+ hotels available in Keswick. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Keswick.
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  • Distance: 93.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Keswick, Cumbria, England?

National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Keswick once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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