There are 7 ways to get from Cambridge 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 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

$280 - $402

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Penrith National Express

$49 - $59

5 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  9 h 1 min

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

$179 - $285

Train, bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$95 - $142

Bus, train  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station 12
  2. Take the train from Ely to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$109 - $153

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Lake District 263.1 miles

$55 - $85

Train, fly, taxi  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  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

$243 - $671

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Lake District is to bus which costs £35 - £45 and takes 10 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Lake District is to drive which takes 4 h 34 min and costs £40 - £65.

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The distance between Cambridge and Lake District is 336 km. The road distance is 421 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Cambridge to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street (Magdalene Street) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via St Neots, Market Square (Stop D), Milton Keynes Coachway, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 48 min.

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Lake District via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 16 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Lake District once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 50 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
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
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 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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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