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

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Train, taxi  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  4. Take a taxi from Windermere to Lake District

$214 - $311

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Grasmere National Express

$96 - $124

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Train  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District

$183 - $260

Bus, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$150 - $202

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Derby to Lake District 179.7 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$182 - $403

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$180 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Lake District is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Lake District is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 19m.

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The distance between Derby and Lake District is 130 miles. The road distance is 179.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Lake District without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4h 56m and costs £160 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4h 56m to get from Derby to Lake District, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Derby to Lake District is to train which takes 5h 17m and costs £140 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £70 - £95 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to Lake District is 180 miles. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Derby to Lake District.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 2008+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 129.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 56m

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

You can take a train from Derby to Lake District via Crewe, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Lake District via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Grasmere in around 7h 15m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 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 Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
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 Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Bus from Buxton, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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The best way to get from Derby to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 37m and costs £2 - £4.

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