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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh

$60 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith to Edinburgh National Express

$27 - $37

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh 137.2 miles

$29 - $45

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Grasmere to Edinburgh 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 37 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Grasmere to Edinburgh once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grasmere and Edinburgh is 166 km. The road distance is 220 km.

The cheapest way to get from Grasmere to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 6 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Grasmere to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £21 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Grasmere to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot) and arriving at Edinburgh via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) and Penrith. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Grasmere to Edinburgh, including transfers.