There are 5 ways to get from Derby to Lake District by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 19 min

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

$182 - $261

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station Tp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Keswick National Express

$25 - $30

3 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  4. 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) 77A / ...

$142 - $221

Bus, train  •  9 h 40 min

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

$48 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Lake District 179.7 miles

$35 - $60

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 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Lake District via Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station, Manchester, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 9 h 18 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Tamworth to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
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 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
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 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Derby and Lake District is 208 km. The road distance is 287 km.

The cheapest way to get from Derby to Lake District is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 9 h 18 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Derby, Bus Station and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Manchester and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Derby to Lake District, including transfers.