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from Lancaster to Edinburgh

You can get from Lancaster to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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24 Oct
£49First Transpennine Express
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Mon
25 Oct
£48Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£30Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£41Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£30Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
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30 Oct
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£41National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£48First Transpennine Express
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Tue
2 Nov
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£41National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£14Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£21Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£21Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£49First Transpennine Express
£41National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£35First Transpennine Express
£41National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£14Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£14Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Fri
12 Nov
£21Avanti West Coast
£41National Express
Sat
13 Nov
£21Avanti West Coast
£41National Express

Travel Information between Lancaster and Edinburgh

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £12 • 2 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £12 • 2 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Travel 130 miles (210 km) by coach or train to Edinburgh from Lancaster. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lancaster to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Lancaster including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Lancaster?

The cheapest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £12 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A train is £28 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Lancaster to Edinburgh costing on average £41.

What is the quickest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 9 min.

Other travel options between Lancaster and Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Lancaster to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance between Lancaster and Edinburgh is around 130 miles (210 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lancaster to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Lancaster to Edinburgh depart from Lancaster, Damside Street to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Lancaster to Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Lancaster by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £41 with National Express from Lancaster to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can travel between Lancaster and Edinburgh by train with First Transpennine Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with First Transpennine Express from Lancaster to Edinburgh.
Is there a direct service to Edinburgh from Lancaster?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lancaster to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Edinburgh with.
  • You can find direct trains to take to Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Edinburgh from Lancaster ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Lancaster to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lancaster and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets from Lancaster to Edinburgh online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £41 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £12 one way.

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