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There are 11 ways to get from Basingstoke to Lake District by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$248 - $364

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Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Grasmere National Express

$109 - $142

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Train, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall 555

$185 - $262

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Basingstoke to Lake District 303.2 miles

$65 - $95

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$185 - $373

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$181 - $415

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train, taxi  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
  4. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  5. Take a taxi from Windermere to Lake District

$214 - $459

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train, taxi  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District

$200 - $471

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$235 - $550

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$208 - $469

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train, taxi  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
  5. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  6. Take a taxi from Windermere to Lake District

$204 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to Lake District is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basingstoke to Lake District is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Basingstoke and Lake District is 241 miles. The road distance is 303.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs £190 - £280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Basingstoke to Lake District, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to Lake District is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs £190 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £110 and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basingstoke to Lake District is 303 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to drive from Basingstoke to Lake District.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1982+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basingstoke to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 241.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Basingstoke, England and Lake District, England?

You can take a train from Basingstoke to Lake District via Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basingstoke to Lake District via London Victoria Coach Station and Grasmere in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Basingstoke to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Basingstoke to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Basingstoke to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Basingstoke to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Basingstoke to Woking
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Basingstoke to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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