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

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Line 555 bus, train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Kendal, South Road to Carnforth, New Street 555
  2. Take the train from Carnforth to Skipton

$17 - $24

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster to Skipton

$22 - $48

Bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Kendal to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station 280

Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kendal to Skipton 44.7 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Kendal to Skipton 44.7 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Kendal to Skipton is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kendal to Skipton is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kendal to Skipton station. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at Skipton, Fire Station via Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kendal to Skipton. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at Skipton via Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Kendal and Skipton is 39 miles. The road distance is 44.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kendal to Skipton without a car is to line 555 bus and train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs £13 - £19.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Kendal to Skipton, including transfers.

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

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Kendal to Skipton train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from Kendal to Skipton is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £17 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Kendal to Skipton.
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  • Distance: 39.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Kendal to Skipton every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kendal to Skipton via Preston City Centre, Bus Station in around 4 h 12 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, South Road to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Kendal to Skipton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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Kendal to Skipton bus services, operated by Preston Bus, arrive at Skipton, Fire Station.

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Kendal to Skipton train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Skipton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kendal to Skipton is 45 miles. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Kendal to Skipton.

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