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There are 4 ways to get from Windermere to Edinburgh by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh

$64 - $146

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Windermere to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Edinburgh National Express

$26 - $34

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Windermere to Edinburgh 139 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$78 - $228

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The cheapest way to get from Windermere to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £19 - £26 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Windermere to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windermere to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Edinburgh via Lancaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Windermere to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Edinburgh via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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The distance between Windermere and Edinburgh is 110 miles. The road distance is 139 miles.

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The best way to get from Windermere to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs £45 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Windermere to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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Windermere to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Windermere to Edinburgh is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs £45 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £26 and takes 6h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Windermere to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 110 miles
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Windermere to Edinburgh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to Edinburgh via Lancaster in around 6h 45m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
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 Windermere to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Lancaster to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Windermere to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Windermere to Edinburgh train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Windermere to Edinburgh is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Windermere to Edinburgh.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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