There are 9 ways to get from Exeter 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  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$265 - $389

Cheapest option

Fly Exeter to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  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)

$91 - $306

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$187 - $287

Train, bus  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids 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

$135 - $197

Bus  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Thirlmere, Amboth turn (Stockhow Bridge) 555

$98 - $122

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Lake District 340.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Exeter to Manchester, train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$110 - $263

Fly Exeter to Edinburgh, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI) EXT - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  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)

$127 - $334

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - 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)

$125 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Lake District is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Lake District is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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The distance between Exeter and Lake District is 263 miles. The road distance is 340.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Exeter to Lake District, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Exeter to Lake District via Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 7 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Lake District via Lancaster, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station, and Thirlmere, Amboth turn (Stockhow Bridge) in around 12 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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 Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h
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 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
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
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 Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $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
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 - $11
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 Exeter to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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
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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