There are 7 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District by plane, train, taxi, 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

Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Glasgow (GLA) LGW - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$105 - $279

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith National Express

$53 - $70

5 alternative options

Fly London Gatwick to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$101 - $255

Train, train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, taxi  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  4. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Lake District

$233 - $651

Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

$260 - $394

Train  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$177 - $301

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District 336.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District is to bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District is to train and fly and taxi which costs £180 - £550 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Lake District is 264 miles. The road distance is 336.8 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 264.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Lake District, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 11 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $250
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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