There are 5 ways to get from Derby to Lake District by train, taxi, bus or car

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, taxi  •  4 h 55 min

  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

$215 - $311

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Bus  •  8 h 38 min

  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 Keswick National Express

$26 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$77 - $125

Bus, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$74 - $94

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Lake District 179.7 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Lake District is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 8 h 38 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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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 4 h 55 min and costs £160 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Derby to Lake District, including transfers.

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Derby to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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Derby to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Keswick station.

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

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There are 1961+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $101 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: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Derby to Lake District via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 8 h 38 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $22
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
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 3 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 Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@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
$16
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 Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
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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