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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  3 h 28 min

$144 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. X2
  2. X8

$21 - $30

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  5 h

  1. 888 / ...
  2. 77A / ...

$53 - $111

Train, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. 555

$34 - $48

Line 310 bus, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. 310
  2. National Express

$23 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. 116.2 miles

$24 - $40

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

You can take a bus from Liverpool to Lake District via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43), Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 7 h.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Wigan to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43) to Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Everton, Great Richmond Street (Police Station) to Skelmersdale, Concourse (Concourse Stand 6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Lake District is 122 km. The road distance is 186 km.

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Lake District is to bus which costs £15 - £23 and takes 7 h.

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Lake District is to drive which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £18 - £27.

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43), Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Liverpool to Lake District, including transfers.