There are 4 ways to get from St Andrews to Lake District 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  •  5 h 12 min

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

$151 - $279

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 36 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

$34 - $46

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from St Andrews, Bridge Street - South (Nelson Street) to Edinburgh, Bus Station X58 / ...
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes

$66 - $137

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from St Andrews to Lake District 183.6 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St Andrews to Lake District is to bus which costs £26 - £40 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Andrews to Lake District is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 32 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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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from St Andrews to Lake District, including transfers.

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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 36 min.

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What companies run services between St Andrews, 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 12 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 36 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
58 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 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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 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
Train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 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 UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Andrews, Bridge Street - South (Nelson Street) to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Andrews, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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