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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Lake District by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District

£88 - £219

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express

£7 - £9

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Lake District 140.5 miles

£21 - £35

Glasgow to Lake District by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Lake District is around 4h 8m and covers a distance of around 146 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 8m. Operated by National Express and Stagecoach North West, the Glasgow to Lake District bus service departs from Glasgow and arrives in Seatoller, National Trust car park. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
4h 8m
Fastest bus time:
4h 8m
Bus distance:
146 miles
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:40
Last bus departs at:
09:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Lake District bus schedules

Glasgow → Lake District
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Lake District is to bus, which costs £7 - £9 and takes 4h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Lake District is to train and taxi which costs £85 - £220 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Penrith, Rail Station and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Lake District is 104 miles. The road distance is 140.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Lake District without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 2m and costs £85 - £220.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m to get from Glasgow to Lake District, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Lake District is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Glasgow to Lake District.

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There are 699+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 104.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Lake District, England?

National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Penrith once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
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 Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Lake District
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Station Taxis Penrith
Phone
+44 1768 211 004
Website
stationtaxispenrith.co.uk
Penrith Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 899 298
Website
penrithtaxis.com
Abbey Taxis of Penrith
Phone
+44 7789 023 023
Website
abbeytaxisofpenrith.co.uk
A1 Acclaim Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 866 842
Website
a1acclaimtaxispenrith.co.uk

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