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

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Train  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven

£28 - £157

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Maryport, Trinity Baptist church 300

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Whitehaven 130.9 miles

£19 - £29

Edinburgh to Whitehaven by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Whitehaven is around 3h 7m and covers a distance of around 141 miles. The fastest train normally takes 2h 25m. Services are operated by TransPennine Express Service, Avanti West Coast, LNER and others. Typically 83 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 7m
Fastest train time:
2h 25m
Train distance:
141 miles
Trains per week:
83
Cheapest price:
£48
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:12
Last train departs at:
20:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Whitehaven train schedules

Edinburgh → Whitehaven
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitehaven, Duke Street via Carlisle, Bus Station and Maryport, Trinity Baptist church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Whitehaven via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 8m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Whitehaven is 99 miles. The road distance is 130.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £28 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Whitehaven train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs £28 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 98.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Whitehaven via Carlisle in around 3h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Whitehaven via Carlisle, Bus Station and Maryport, Trinity Baptist church in around 6h 27m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £130
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £130
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 Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Maryport, Trinity Baptist church
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West

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Edinburgh to Whitehaven bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Maryport, Trinity Baptist church station.

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Edinburgh to Whitehaven train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitehaven station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Whitehaven is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Edinburgh to Whitehaven.

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