There are 3 ways to get from Ireland to Lake District by bus and ferry, train, bus, car ferry or car

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

Bus and ferry, train  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Manchester 880
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$71 - $96

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

1 alternative option

Carferry, drive  •  7 h 23 min

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

$84 - $114

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Ireland and Lake District is 365 km.

The best way to get from Ireland to Lake District without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 15 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to get from Ireland to Lake District, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 1971+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ireland to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 228.3 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 5 min

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 bus and ferry to Manchester, take the walk to Manchester Piccadilly, take the train to Penrith North Lakes, take the walk to Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), take the bus to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket), then take the line 78 bus to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Lake District via Manchester, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 16 h 3 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 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
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $43
car
$116
Passenger
$41

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