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There are 8 ways to get from Exeter to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 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

$277 - $406

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Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Keswick National Express / ...

$33 - $42

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick National Express

$114 - $168

Bus via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall 555

Drive  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to Lake District 340.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$186 - $358

Fly to Edinburgh, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  8 h 59 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 to Keswick, Bus Station
  4. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Seatoller, National Trust car park

Fly to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  9 h 8 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 to Keswick, Bus Station
  4. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Seatoller, National Trust car park

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Lake District is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 13 h 16 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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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Sidwell Street and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Exeter, Preston, Lancashire and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 16 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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The best way to get from Exeter to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 8 h 28 min and costs £210 - £320.

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It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to get from Exeter to Lake District, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Exeter to Lake District is to train which takes 8 h 28 min and costs £210 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 13 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 262.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 28 min

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 8 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Lake District via Sowton, Honiton Road P&R, Exeter, Preston, Lancashire, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station in around 13 h 16 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
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
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Train from Exeter St Davids to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
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 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
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
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Keswick
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Village Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Seatoller, National Trust car park
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Lake District is 341 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to drive from Exeter to Lake District.

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Flybe offers flights from Exeter Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1673+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 29 min and costs .

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