There are 5 ways to get from Kendal to Alston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus, line 680 bus  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton 685
  3. Take the line 680 bus from Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton to Alston, Hendersons Garage 680

Cheapest option

Train, taxi  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Alston

£57 - £103

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Alston, Hendersons Garage 680

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kendal to Alston 47.3 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Kendal to Alston 47.3 miles

£7 - £12

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The cheapest way to get from Kendal to Alston is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kendal to Alston is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 55 min.

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The distance between Kendal and Alston is 36 miles. The road distance is 47.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Kendal to Alston without a car is to train and bus and line 680 bus which takes 3h 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Kendal to Alston, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kendal to Alston is 47 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Kendal to Alston.

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There are 294+ hotels available in Alston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kendal to Alston.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Kendal, England and Alston, Cumbria, England?

There is no direct connection from Kendal to Alston. However, you can take the train to Oxenholme Lake District, take the train to Carlisle, take the walk to Carlisle, Bus Station, take the bus to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton, then take the line 680 bus to Alston, Hendersons Garage. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kendal to Alston via Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, and Carlisle, The Courts in around 3h 38m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £45
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Telfords Coaches
Phone
+44(0) 13873 75677
Email
alistair@telfordscoaches.com
Website
telfordscoaches.com
Bus from Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Telfords Coaches
Bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Telfords Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Kendal to Alston
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Theo's Taxis (Kendal)
Phone
+44 7747 055 674
Lakeside Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 239 239
Website
lakesidetaxis.co.uk
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731 000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723 670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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