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from Lancaster to Edinburgh

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Fri
Dec 3
$66First Transpennine Express
$55National Express
$381British Airways
Sat
Dec 4
$66First Transpennine Express
$55National Express
$135British Airways
Sun
Dec 5
$65First Transpennine Express
$54National Express
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Mon
Dec 6
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$240British Airways
Tue
Dec 7
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$180British Airways
Wed
Dec 8
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$224British Airways
Thu
Dec 9
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$330British Airways
Fri
Dec 10
$65Avanti West Coast
$56National Express
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Sat
Dec 11
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$135British Airways
Sun
Dec 12
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$135British Airways
Mon
Dec 13
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$172British Airways
Tue
Dec 14
$41Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$202British Airways
Wed
Dec 15
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$251British Airways
Thu
Dec 16
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$291British Airways
Fri
Dec 17
$60Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$367British Airways
Sat
Dec 18
$52Avanti West Coast
$56National Express
$330British Airways
Sun
Dec 19
$51Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
$233British Airways
Mon
Dec 20
$61First Transpennine Express
$56National Express
$202British Airways
Tue
Dec 21
$29Avanti West Coast
$56National Express
$184British Airways
Wed
Dec 22
$19Avanti West Coast
$55National Express
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Travel Information between Lancaster and Edinburgh

distanceDistance130 miles (210 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $17 (€14) • 2 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $17 (€14) • 2 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus 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 9 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lancaster to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I get from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

You can travel to Edinburgh from Lancaster 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to go to Edinburgh from Lancaster is by taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

Taking a train is usually $38 (€32) less than taking a bus to Edinburgh, which costs on average $55 (€46) for the same trip.

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.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by bus can take on average 5 h 40 min.

How many miles from Lancaster to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance from Lancaster to Edinburgh is approximately 130 miles (210 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Lancaster, Damside Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains from Lancaster to Edinburgh most often leave from Lancaster and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lancaster to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Lancaster and Edinburgh with National Express, and you can find National Express Lancaster to Edinburgh tickets for $55 (€46) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Lancaster and Edinburgh with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express Lancaster to Edinburgh tickets for $17 (€14) on Omio.
Is there a direct service between Lancaster and Edinburgh?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct train with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Lancaster to Edinburgh?
Your trip from Lancaster to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Lancaster to Edinburgh tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Lancaster to Edinburgh one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Lancaster to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $55 (€46) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $17 (€14) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lancaster to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.