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from Edinburgh to Lancaster

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Thu
2 Dec
£38Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
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4 Dec
£21Avanti West Coast
£42National Express
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5 Dec
£38Avanti West Coast
£41National Express

Travel Information to Lancaster from Edinburgh

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £40
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 2 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 2 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 130 miles (210 km) by coach or train to Lancaster from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Lancaster.

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Travel from Edinburgh to Lancaster
Travel to Lancaster easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Lancaster.
FAQs
How do I travel from Edinburgh to Lancaster?

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Lancaster: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Lancaster?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Lancaster. Tickets for a train cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Lancaster:

A train is £20 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Edinburgh to Lancaster costing on average £40.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Lancaster?

The quickest way to travel to Lancaster from Edinburgh is by train, which takes on average 2 h 3 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lancaster by coach can take on average 6 h 5 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Lancaster would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 130 miles (210 km) from Edinburgh to Lancaster.

When going from Edinburgh to Lancaster, where do I depart from Edinburgh and where do I arrive in Lancaster?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Lancaster:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Lancaster, Damside Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Lancaster.
Which travel companies can take me from Edinburgh to Lancaster?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Lancaster:

  • You can go to Lancaster from Edinburgh by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £40 with National Express from Edinburgh to Lancaster on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Lancaster with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Lancaster tickets for £21 on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Edinburgh to Lancaster?

Yes, there are direct services available to Lancaster from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lancaster as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Edinburgh to Lancaster.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Lancaster from Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Lancaster don't make Lancaster their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Lancaster trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lancaster to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets from Edinburgh to Lancaster online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Lancaster, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £40 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £21 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Edinburgh and Lancaster online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.