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    UK Driving Distances

    Driving Distance in the UK by Auto Europe

    Knowing more about common UK driving distances will help you craft the perfect itinerary on your next trip! To aid in your trip-planning endeavors, Auto Europe has put together two tables that contain helpful information about driving distances between some of the most common routes to explore by car in the United Kingdom.

    Whether you need to know the driving distance from London to Edinburgh or any city in-between, let Auto Europe help you find the most direct route!

    United Kingdom Driving Distance Table

    Distance From City Distance To City Distance (km) Distance (miles) Distance From City Distance To City Distance (km) Distance (miles)
    London Birmingham 162.46 100.95 Cambridge Watford 70.03 43.51
    Glasgow Liverpool 280.48 174.28 Rotherham Casnewydd 233.5 145.09
    Leeds Sheffield 46.08 28.63 Exeter Eastbourne 265.79 165.15
    Edinburgh Bristol 501.99 311.92 Colchester Crawley 113.53 70.54
    Manchester Leicester 120.52 74.89 Sutton Coldfield Blackburn 138.91 86.31
    Coventry Kingston upon Hull (England) 168.35 104.61 Oldham Woking 270.51 168.09
    Caerdydd Bradford 272.06 169.05 Cheltenham Chelmsford 177.38 110.22
    Belfast Stoke-on-Trent 302.69 188.08 Saint Helens Basildon 301.19 187.15
    Wolverhampton Plymouth 282.6 175.6 Gillingham Worcester 209.99 130.48
    Nottingham Southampton 230.35 143.13 Worthing Rochdale 334.59 207.9
    Reading Derby 170.23 105.78 Basingstoke Solihull 136.61 84.89
    Dudley Northampton 86.07 53.48 Harlow Bath 180.62 112.23
    Portsmouth Luton 127.81 79.42 Southport Maidstone 357.63 222.22

    Driving Distance UK Continued

    Whether you'll be touring England, exploring Scotland, discovering Wales, or navigating through Northern Ireland by car, there are many incredible experiences to be had in the United Kingdom. So many, in fact, that we needed to create a second table with commonly searched driving distances in the UK: 

    Distance From City Distance To City Distance (km) Distance (miles) Distance From City Distance To City Distance (km) Distance (miles)
    Newcastle upon Tyne Preston 153.27 156.46 Lincoln Hastings 275.11 170.95
    Aberdeen Sunderland 251.79 138.44 Darlington Londonderry County Borough 371.86 231.06
    Norwich Walsall 222.79 108.92 Harrogate Hartlepool 80.86 50.24
    Swansea Bournemouth 175.29 108.92 Bedford Hemel Hempstead 42.64 26.5
    Southend-on-Sea Oxford 140.41 87.25 Stevenage Saint Albans 20.19 12.55
    Dundee Poole 646.18 401.52 South Shields Weston-super-Mare 417.83 259.63
    Huddersfield York 57.9 35.98 Halifax Birkenhead 85.72 53.26
    Ipswich Blackpool 343.23 213.27 Chester Warrington 29.3 18.21
    Middlesbrough Bolton 137.74 85.59 Wigan High Wycombe 245.44 152.51
    Peterborough Stockport 156.25 97.09 Stockton-on-Tees Wakefield 100.21 62.27
    Brighton West Bromwich 227.35 141.27 Gateshead Lisburn 287.41 178.59
    Slough Gloucester 120.76 75.04 Redditch Bracknell 127.47 79.21

    Additional Information About Driving in the UK

    When vacationing throughout the United Kingdom, travelers are bound to have a grand and authentic experience no matter where they travel to. Though tour bus and other modes of public transportation offer cheap ways of getting around, going from city to city across the United Kingdom is the optimal way to see the countrysides which make up this magnificent island nation.

    The capital of the entire United Kingdom is London, and this international city offers more than a British experience. With London's diverse population of people from all walks of life, one can experience an array of cultures in this old, bustling city. London is big - and busy! When travelers need a break, they can head to the quieter city of Birmingham. Birmingham is an old industrial city in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. Birmingham is located 162 km northwest of London. When traveling along route M40, you can retreat from the bustling London to the calmer Birmingham in a little over 2 hours.

    Interested in driving across the majority of the United Kingdom? More Information About Driving in UKConsider traveling from Edinburgh, Scotland all the way down to Bristol, England! The distance between Edinburgh and Bristol is 502 km, and along route M6, the journey from opposite ends of the island nation only takes less than 7 hours. The journey can be stretched out over a course of several days if you decide to visit cities like Liverpool, Manchester, or Birmingham, along the way.

    A more exciting journey that will literally take you from island to island? Traveling from the historically turbulent Northern Irish city of Belfast to England's Stoke-on-Trent is a 302 km journey that will require a ferry ride from Dublin! The ferry ride from Dublin to Wales takes up to 3 hours - but if you're in no hurry, this is the greatest journey one could ever take when visiting the United Kingdom! You'll visit Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, and the United Kingdom, all in one go! Take your time. The journey is only 7 hours - but there is far too much to see and do in between!

    Rely on Auto Europe for all of your car rental needs while traveling in the United Kingdom. We are proud to offer a wide variety of rental vehicles, including trendy sports cars and large vans for rent, as well as great deals on traditional makes and models.

    Reservations can be made online in three, easy steps when you utilize the secure booking engine at the top of this page on the left-hand side, or by calling us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555.

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