There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to Lake District by train, bus or car

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 via Oxenholme Lake District  •  3 h 58 min

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

$201 - $280

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham to Keswick National Express

$23 - $27

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$117 - $177

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$90 - $137

Train, bus via Manchester Piccadilly  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$74 - $107

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Lake District 187.8 miles

$40 - $60

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Lake District every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Lake District twice a week. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
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 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Birmingham and Lake District is 240 km. The road distance is 300 km.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Lake District is to bus which costs £17 - £21 and takes 7 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Lake District is to drive which takes 3 h 22 min and costs £30 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Birmingham and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Birmingham to Lake District, including transfers.