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There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Keswick by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes

£101 - £158

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Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

£43 - £62

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Train, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Keswick Park Hotel 555

£81 - £128

Train, bus via Birmingham  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  4. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Keswick Park Hotel 555

£103 - £158

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Keswick 281.4 miles

£45 - £70

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

£87 - £253

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

£89 - £242

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

£76 - £237

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

£80 - £278

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

£93 - £234

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Keswick is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Keswick is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Keswick station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Keswick, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Keswick is 217 miles. The road distance is 281.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Keswick without a car is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Cardiff to Keswick, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Keswick bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Keswick is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs £100 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Cardiff to Keswick bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Keswick.
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  • Distance: 216.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Keswick, Cumbria, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Keswick via Crewe, Penrith North Lakes, and Penrith, Rail Station in around 6h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Keswick via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith, Rail Station in around 8h 49m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£700 - £1,700
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
First Anytime Day Single
£65 - £100
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Crewe to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £55
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £85
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £70
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £60
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Single
£26 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £29
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 Keswick Park Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £23
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35
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National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Keswick is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Cardiff to Keswick.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 1495+ hotels available in Keswick. Prices start at £66 per night.

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