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There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Lake District by train, taxi or car

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Train, taxi  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District

£88 - £219

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Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lake District 136.7 miles

£21 - £35

Edinburgh → Lake District
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake District is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lake District is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lake District is to train and taxi which costs £85 - £220 and takes 2h 12m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lake District is 101 miles. The road distance is 136.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Lake District without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 12m and costs £85 - £220.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Edinburgh to Lake District, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Lake District is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Edinburgh to Lake District.

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There are 698+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Lake District, England?

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Lake District. However, you can take the train to Penrith North Lakes then take the taxi to Lake District. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake District.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Station Taxis Penrith
Phone
+44 1768 211 004
Website
stationtaxispenrith.co.uk
Penrith Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 899 298
Website
penrithtaxis.com
Abbey Taxis of Penrith
Phone
+44 7789 023 023
Website
abbeytaxisofpenrith.co.uk
A1 Acclaim Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 866 842
Website
a1acclaimtaxispenrith.co.uk

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