How to get from Lancaster to Edinburgh

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from Lancaster to Edinburgh

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

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To get from Lancaster to Edinburgh on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:11Lancaster2h11 22:22Edinburgh Waverley
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18:10Lancaster2h15 20:25Edinburgh Waverley
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10:08Lancaster2h10 12:18Edinburgh Waverley
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16:08Lancaster2h13 18:21Edinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Lancaster

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£19 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £19 • 3 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 130 miles (210 km) from Lancaster to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Lancaster to Edinburgh.

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

The cheapest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £19 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is £11 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Lancaster to Edinburgh costing on average £30.

The fastest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh from Lancaster can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 57 min   on average.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Lancaster, Williamson Park Car Park (Highest Point Festival) to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Lancaster to Edinburgh depart from Lancaster to Edinburgh Waverley.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lancaster to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Avanti West Coast from Lancaster to Edinburgh for £19 on Omio.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find First Transpennine Express Lancaster to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £30.
Many of our customers travelling from Lancaster to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Lancaster and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £19 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £30 one way.

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

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