There are 7 ways to get from Colchester to Lake District by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Recommended option

Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

$269 - $402

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport 250
  2. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to London Golders Green, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from London Golders Green, Bus Station to Penrith

$52 - $73

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$196 - $300

Train, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester 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

$99 - $145

Train, bus via Manchester Piccadilly  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Ely
  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

$129 - $185

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Colchester to Lake District 320.9 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly, taxi  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Colchester to Shenfield
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Lake District

$224 - $645

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colchester to Lake District is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 12 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colchester to Lake District is to train and fly and taxi which costs £170 - £500 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Colchester and Lake District is 248 miles. The road distance is 320.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Colchester to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Colchester to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Colchester and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via London Stansted Airport, London Golders Green, Bus Station, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 1 min.

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

You can take a train from Colchester to Lake District via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, London Euston, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colchester to Lake District via London Stansted Airport, London Golders Green, Bus Station, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 12 h 1 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Colchester to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Ely
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Colchester to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
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 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
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 - $10
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Golders Green, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green, Bus Station to Penrith
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
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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