Our beautiful county is centrally located in the heart of England and is just over a 2 hour drive away from central London.
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Drive to Rutland: Road Directions
You can drive to Rutland easily via main A roads and easy to follow motorway routes.
If you’re travelling by car, Rutland lies just off the A1, roughly halfway between London and York. The A47, from Leicester to Peterborough, also passes through the county allowing for easy access to either city.
Visiting the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford from Oakham is approximately a 20 minute drive away, taking you past gorgeous views of Rutland Water and the pretty villages of Whitwell and Empingham.
It will take you about 40 minutes to drive from Oakham to the city of Leciester, know for it’s football club and being the burial site for King Richard III. Oakham is also around 40 minutes drive from the cathedral city of Peterborough, where Tudor Queen Katherine of Aragon rests.
Electric Car Charging Points in Rutland
Rutland welcomes electric car users with charging points at:
Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, near Oakham
Greetham Valley Hotel, near the A1
The Falcon Hotel, in Uppingham
Hambleton Hall, in Hambleton
Spanhoe Lodge, near Laxton
Mercers Yard car park, Uppingham
Church Street car park, Oakham
If you’re planning a journey around electric car charging points, here is a handy map of the charging points.
Public Transport in Rutland
Arriving in Rutland by Train
Oakham, the county town of Rutland, has its own railway station providing visitors with excellent rail connections to the rest of the country. Rail services are run by East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry with connections to Oakham available from Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham and beyond.
From Oakham train station you can travel to Peterborough to connect with daily direct services to London King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. The train services to Oakham allow you to leave London after work and be in the peaceful, rural countryside of Rutland in 1.5 – 2.00 hours, depending on which train service you use.
Please check operator websites for further information on prices and travel times. Visit East Midlands Railway website here or for Europe’s leading train and coach information in one place visit Trainline.
Travelling Around Rutland by Bus
There are many bus routes to enjoy getting around Rutland and getting to neighbouring cities of Peterborough, Leicester and Nottingham. View Rutland bus timetables here.
For further travel information contact Traveline: 0871 200 2233 (12 pence per minute)
Taxi Firms in Rutland
Whether you’re looking for help getting to and from one of the UK’s busy airports, need collecting from the train station or simply want to enjoy a pint or two of local ale and leave the car safely at your home/hotel, Rutland has a number of fully licensed taxi and chauffeur services to make travelling easy and comfortable.
Berridge Taxis: 01572 756088
Explore Rutland’s delights at your leisure. With modern 4, 6 and 8 seater vehicles to take you and your family to seek-out Rutland’s beauty. Berridge’s are a well known local taxi firm that has been operating in Rutland since the late 1970’s. They have a fleet of vehicles that provide a comprehensive holiday, business and courier service to suit all your travel needs. Berridge Taxis: ‘Rutland’s Favourite Taxi Company’