There are 3 ways to get from St Andrews to Lake District by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cupar to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$153 - $280

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Bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X24
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express

$50 - $55

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from St Andrews to Lake District 183.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from St Andrews station to Lake District. However, there are services departing from St Andrews, Bus Station and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Glasgow, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between St Andrews and Lake District is 129 miles. The road distance is 183.6 miles.

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The best way to get from St Andrews to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from St Andrews to Lake District, including transfers.

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St Andrews to Lake District bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at St Andrews, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from St Andrews to Lake District is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 24 min.

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St Andrews to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Andrews to Lake District is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from St Andrews to Lake District.

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There are 1971+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from St Andrews to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 128.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and Lake District, England?

You can take a train from St Andrews to Lake District via Cupar, Tesco Supermarket, Cupar, Haymarket, and Penrith North Lakes in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Andrews to Lake District via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 8 h 24 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cupar to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 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 Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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