There are 5 ways to get from Brighton to Lake District by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

$274 - $415

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Bus  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith National Express

$46 - $60

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$203 - $322

Drive  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Lake District 359.1 miles

$75 - $120

Train, fly, taxi  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  4. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Lake District

$244 - $670

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Lake District is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Lake District is to train and fly and taxi which costs £180 - £550 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via London Victoria Coach Station, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 23 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Lake District is 285 miles. The road distance is 359.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 6 h 28 min and costs £200 - £320.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Brighton to Lake District, including transfers.

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Brighton to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Lake District is to train which takes 6 h 28 min and costs £200 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 285.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Lake District via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Lake District via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 12 h 23 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $260
Thameslink
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 Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
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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