There are 10 ways to get from Kendal to London by train, 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.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to London Euston

$141 - $232

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kendal to London Marble Arch National Express

$23 - $30

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Train LNER  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Carnforth to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross

$58 - $92

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Kendal to London 263.7 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

$122 - $342

Train to Carlisle, fly to Southend, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Southend (SEN) CAX - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$95 - $370

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$109 - $368

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$133 - $407

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$96 - $232

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

$134 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kendal to London is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kendal to London is to train which costs £100 - £180 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kendal and arriving at London Marble Arch. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kendal to London. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at London Euston via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Kendal and London is 225 miles. The road distance is 263.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kendal to London without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Kendal to London, including transfers.

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Kendal to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Kendal station.

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Kendal to London train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Kendal to London is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs £100 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Kendal to London.
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  • Distance: 224.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Kendal, England and London, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Kendal to London every 3 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Kendal to London twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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 Kendal to London Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com

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