There are 9 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 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

$107 - $268

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith National Express

$50 - $64

7 alternative options

Fly London Gatwick to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 54 min

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

$112 - $292

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

$247 - $675

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$178 - $416

Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  5 h 58 min

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

$292 - $429

Train  •  7 h 26 min

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

$209 - $327

Train, bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
  2. Take the train from Stevenage to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$92 - $137

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

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

$70 - $110

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 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District via London Victoria Coach Station, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 12 h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
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 Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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 16 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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
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
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$110 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Stevenage
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin Trains East Coast
Bus operators
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District?

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Lake District is 423 km. The road distance is 539 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District?

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 12 h.

What is the fastest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District?

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District is to train and fly and taxi which takes 5 h 9 min and costs £170 - £490.

Is there a direct bus between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Lake District?

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via London Victoria Coach Station, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

How long does it take to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District?

It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lake District, including transfers.

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