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

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

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Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$245 - $396

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$43 - $54

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$169 - $293

Train #2  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$131 - $197

Train, bus  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$120 - $175

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Lake District 282.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Bristol to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  4. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$93 - $298

Fly Bristol to Edinburgh, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  4. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$115 - $321

Fly Bristol to Glasgow, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  4. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$115 - $314

Train to Cardiff, fly to Newcastle, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$133 - $400

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$133 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bath to Lake District is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Lake District is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bath to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Bath City Centre, Westgate Buildings and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 6 min.

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The distance between Bath and Lake District is 220 miles. The road distance is 282.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bath to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs £180 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Bath to Lake District, including transfers.

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Bath to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bath to Lake District is to train which takes 7 h 6 min and costs £180 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Bath to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 219.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Bath to Lake District via Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 7 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bath to Lake District via Bristol, Bus Station, Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 12 h 6 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Bristol Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
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 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Bath Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk

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