There are 10 ways to get from Cornwall to Lake District 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.

Recommended option

Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$300 - $453

Cheapest option

Bus to Newquay, fly to Leeds Bradford, train, line 888 bus, line 78 bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) NQY - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Langwathby
  4. Take the line 888 bus from Langwathby, Rail Station (Track to Langwathby Rail Station) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  5. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$94 - $318

8 alternative options

Train  •  12 h

  1. Take the train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$222 - $351

Train, bus  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$151 - $230

Train, bus via Carnforth, Railway Station  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$159 - $241

Bus  •  15 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Thirlmere, Amboth turn (Stockhow Bridge) 555

$108 - $140

Drive  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Lake District 412 miles

$85 - $130

Bus to Newquay, fly to Manchester, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  5. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$114 - $272

Train to Exeter, fly to Manchester, train  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$157 - $350

Train to Exeter, fly to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  5. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$137 - $393

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cornwall to Lake District is to drive which costs £65 - £100 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cornwall to Lake District is to drive which costs £65 - £100 and takes 7 h.

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The distance between Cornwall and Lake District is 292 miles. The road distance is 412 miles.

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It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to get from Cornwall to Lake District, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Cornwall to Lake District via Plymouth, Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 10 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Lake District via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station, and Thirlmere, Amboth turn (Stockhow Bridge) in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Exeter to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $190
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $200
Train from Bodmin Parkway to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
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
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 Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Thirlmere, Amboth turn (Stockhow Bridge)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to Newquay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Langwathby, Rail Station (Track to Langwathby Rail Station) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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