There are 5 ways to get from Ireland to Lake District by car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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

Car ferry, train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  10 h 29 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

$235 - $363

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 Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick National Express

$35 - $45

3 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  12 h 1 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

$162 - $266

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 21 min

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

$85 - $114

Fly, train  •  7 h 58 min

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

$77 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ireland to Lake District is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 16 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ireland to Lake District is to car ferry and drive which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Ireland and Lake District is 365 km.

It takes approximately 10 h 29 min to get from Ireland to Lake District, including transfers.

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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 Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 3 min.

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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 12 h 1 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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 8 min
When
Every day
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 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
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
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
Bus operators
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
$18 - $23
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
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
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$118
Passenger
$41

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