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There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool to Lake District by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District

£94 - £177

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Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Keswick, Bus Station X8

£14 - £18

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Train, bus  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station X5 / ...

Train, bus via Preston  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station X5 / ...

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Lake District 114.5 miles

£17 - £26

Liverpool → Lake District
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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Lake District is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Lake District is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Queen Square Bus Station and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Preston City Centre, Bus Station and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Lake District is 76 miles. The road distance is 114.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs £90 - £180.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Liverpool to Lake District, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Lake District bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, depart from Queen Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Lake District is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs £90 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 6h 3m.

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Liverpool to Lake District bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, arrive at Keswick, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Lake District is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Liverpool to Lake District.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 76.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Lake District, England?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Lake District via Wigan North Western, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 3h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Lake District via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand, Preston City Centre, Bus Station, and Keswick, Bus Station in around 6h 3m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £15
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£21 - £27
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£14 - £18
Anytime Day 1st Class
£17 - £24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £18
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £24
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £75
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £95
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £95
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire

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