There are 6 ways to get from Belfast to Lake District by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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

Car ferry, train  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$206 - $324

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick

$51 - $67

4 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle National Express

$71 - $95

Car ferry, bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith

$81 - $98

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Lake District

$70 - $85

Fly, taxi  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Carlisle (CAX) BHD - CAX
  2. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Lake District

$184 - $485

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Lake District is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 19 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Lake District is to fly and taxi which costs £130 - £370 and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Lake District is 111 miles.

It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to get from Belfast to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Dublin, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Lake District, England?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Lake District. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the walk to Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, take the bus to Stranraer, Port Rodie, take the walk to Stranraer, take the train to Ayr, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Penrith North Lakes, then take the taxi to Lake District. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Lake District via Cairnryan, Carlisle, Carlisle, Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Belfast City to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $23
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$171
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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