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There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 9 min

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

$269 - $402

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Bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Grasmere National Express

$110 - $137

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Train, bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall 555

$220 - $325

Bus, train  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Grasmere, Village Hall 555

$126 - $173

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Lake District 263.1 miles

$55 - $85

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$168 - $381

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$174 - $384

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$180 - $410

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$236 - $525

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$187 - $378

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  8 h 57 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 Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$242 - $557

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District

$240 - $464

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

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

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The distance between Cambridge and Lake District is 210 miles. The road distance is 263.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £200 - £310.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Cambridge to Lake District, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Lake District is to train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs £200 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £110 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Lake District is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from Cambridge to Lake District.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 1670+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 210 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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 station, Euston station, London Euston, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Lake District via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Grasmere in around 10 h 31 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
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 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Grasmere, Village Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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