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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District

$62 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Penrith National Express

$26 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Windermere 138.7 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Windermere is to bus which costs £20 - £28 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Windermere is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Windermere is 110 miles. The road distance is 138.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Edinburgh to Windermere, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Windermere, Firgarth Hotel via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 110 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Edinburgh to Windermere every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 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 Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Bus operators

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