There are 3 ways to get from Leeds to Kendal by train, bus or car

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Train, line 555 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 555 / ...

$29 - $38

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Train  •  3 h 51 min

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

$49 - $68

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  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 - £17 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Kendal is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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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 Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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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 555 bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs £21 - £30.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Leeds to Kendal, including transfers.

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Leeds to Kendal train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Leeds 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 1 h 35 min to drive from Leeds to Kendal.

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There are 1719+ hotels available in Kendal. Prices start at $112 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 61.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Leeds to Kendal via Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District in around 3 h 51 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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