Travel within United Kingdom is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Tobermory?

Book now

There are 3 ways to get from Lake District to Tobermory by train, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended

Train, ferry via Glasgow

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Cheapest

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Penrith to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oban
  3. Take the ferry from Oban Ferry Terminal to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal

Lake District to Tobermory by bus, train and ferry

The journey time between Lake District and Tobermory is around 24h 20m and covers a distance of around 316 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 16h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 20m. Operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Lake District to Tobermory service departs from Seatoller, National Trust car park and arrives in Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 8m
Layover time:
16h 11m
Total time:
24h 20m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
24h 20m
Journey distance:
316 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£78
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:20
Last service departs at:
17:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lake District to Tobermory bus, train and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Lake District to Tobermory is to bus and ferry, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 13h 16m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Lake District to Tobermory is to train and ferry via Glasgow which costs £110 - £300 and takes 9h 52m.

More details

The distance between Lake District and Tobermory is 186 miles.

The best way to get from Lake District to Tobermory without a car is to train and ferry via Glasgow which takes 9h 52m and costs £110 - £300.

More details

It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Lake District to Tobermory, including transfers.

More details

There are 23+ hotels available in Tobermory. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Lake District to Tobermory.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 186.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Lake District, England and Tobermory, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Lake District to Tobermory. However, you can take the taxi to Penrith North Lakes, take the train to Glasgow Central, take the walk to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Oban, take the walk to Oban Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Craignure, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 95 bus to Tobermory, Ledaig car park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lake District to Tobermory via Keswick, Bus Station, Penrith, Rail Station, Penrith North Lakes, Haymarket, Oban, Oban Ferry Terminal, Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal, and Craignure, Ferry Terminal in around 13h 1m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Haymarket to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£29 - £90
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£65 - £90
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 Penrith to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.