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

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 10 min

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

$139 - $221

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Lake District National Park 132.2 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Lake District National Park is to train and taxi which costs £100 - £170 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Lake District National Park is 101 miles. The road distance is 132.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Edinburgh to Lake District National Park, including transfers.

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

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

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 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District National Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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