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

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Train, line 755 bus  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  2. Take the line 755 bus from Carnforth, station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 755

$26 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Kendal National Express

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District

$35 - $77

Train via Manchester Oxford Road  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District

$48 - $67

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Leeds to Kendal 72.1 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Kendal is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Kendal is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Kendal via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Kendal via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Leeds and Kendal is 61 miles. The road distance is 72.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Kendal without a car is to train and line 755 bus which takes 3h 9m and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Leeds to Kendal, including transfers.

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Leeds to Kendal bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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

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The best way to get from Leeds to Kendal is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs £26 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 5h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 61.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 9m

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

You can take a train from Leeds to Kendal via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District in around 3h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Kendal via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5h 5m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Kendal
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express

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Leeds to Kendal bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Kendal station.

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Leeds to Kendal train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Kendal is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Leeds to Kendal.

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