There are 7 ways to get from Ireland to Lake District by car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, plane or taxi

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

Car ferry, train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District

$258 - $388

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  16 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Keswick National Express

$37 - $47

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Penrith North Lakes

$175 - $286

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
  2. Take the car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$66 - $177

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Lake District

$87 - $117

Fly to Carlisle, taxi  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Carlisle (CAX) DUB - CAX
  2. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Lake District

$193 - $473

Fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 57 min

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

$77 - $218

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

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Lake District. However, you can take the taxi to Dublin, take the car ferry to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead, take the train to Chester, take the train to Warrington Bank Quay, take the train to Oxenholme Lake District, take the train to Windermere, then take the taxi to Lake District. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Lake District via Dublin, Holyhead, Holyhead, Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 11 h 47 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Dublin to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$150 - $180
On Foot
$41 - $46
car
$124
Passenger
$44
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Website
steam-packet.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Douglas, Isle of Man
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Single offer
$37
Standard fare
$67
Car ferry from Douglas, Isle of Man to Heysham
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $70
Schedules at
steam-packet.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ireland to Lake District?

The distance between Ireland and Lake District is 365 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ireland to Lake District?

The cheapest way to get from Ireland to Lake District is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 16 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ireland to Lake District?

The quickest way to get from Ireland to Lake District is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 38 min and costs 150€ - 390€.

Is there a direct bus between Ireland and Lake District?

No, there is no direct bus from Ireland to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Dublin 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 16 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Ireland to Lake District?

It takes approximately 10 h 14 min to get from Ireland to Lake District, including transfers.