There are 3 ways to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

£144 - £321

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Bus  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

£20 - £34

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Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Gloucester to Lake District National Park 235.7 miles

£40 - £60

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The cheapest way to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park is to bus which costs £20 - £35 and takes 10h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gloucester to Lake District National Park. However, there are services departing from Gloucester and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Rail Station and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 12m.

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The distance between Gloucester and Lake District National Park is 187 miles. The road distance is 235.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs £140 - £330.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gloucester to Lake District National Park is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs £140 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £35 and takes 10h 12m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gloucester to Lake District National Park is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Gloucester to Lake District National Park.

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  • Distance: 187.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Gloucester, England and Lake District National Park, England?

You can take a train from Gloucester to Lake District National Park via Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5h 59m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gloucester to Lake District National Park via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Rail Station, Keswick, Bus Station, and Seatoller, National Trust car park in around 10h 12m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £45
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £30
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £190
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 Gloucester to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£8 - £11
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National Express

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There are 2044+ hotels available in Lake District National Park. Prices start at £58 per night.

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