There are 5 ways to get from London to Hawkshead by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

$185 - $274

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Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ambleside National Express

$29 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$147 - $217

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from London to Hawkshead 279.5 miles

$60 - $90

Fly, train, taxi  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Hawkshead

$223 - $495

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London station to Hawkshead. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Hawkshead, Tourist Information Centre (Public Coveniences next to Car Park and junct) via Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between London and Hawkshead is 233 miles. The road distance is 279.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Hawkshead without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from London to Hawkshead, including transfers.

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London to Hawkshead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Hawkshead is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London to Hawkshead bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ambleside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Hawkshead is 279 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from London to Hawkshead.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Hawkshead.
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  • Distance: 232.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between London, England and Hawkshead, Cumbria, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Hawkshead hourly. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Hawkshead once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Northern Rail
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
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Hawkshead
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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