There are 5 ways to get from Leeds to Lake District National Park by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 53 min

$161 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Zap
  2. National Express

$31 - $36

3 alternative options

Train, line 888 bus, line 78 bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. 888
  2. 77A / ...

$43 - $61

Train, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. 555

$34 - $48

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. 130 miles

$27 - $45

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Lake District National Park, England?

You can take a train from Leeds to Lake District National Park via Manchester Piccadilly, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 4 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Lake District National Park via Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly/Portland St (Wetherspoons), Manchester, Keswick, Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket), and Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) in around 8 h 43 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
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Langwathby, Rail Station (Track to Langwathby Rail Station) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly/Portland St (Wetherspoons)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leeds and Lake District National Park is 131 km. The road distance is 208 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Lake District National Park is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Leeds to Lake District National Park is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct bus from Leeds to Lake District National Park. However, there are services departing from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Manchester and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Leeds to Lake District National Park, including transfers.