There are 8 ways to get from London to Ullswater by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$209 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$32 - $38

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Ullswater 288.4 miles

$60 - $90

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, taxi  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Ullswater

$199 - $607

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$145 - $365

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$124 - $348

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge (Near Dobbinwood Lodge)

$131 - $390

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge (Near Dobbinwood Lodge)

$106 - $270

What companies run services between London, England and Ullswater, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Ullswater every 3 hours. Tickets cost $170 - $270 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Ullswater once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $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 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
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Bus operators
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 Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge (Near Dobbinwood Lodge)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Ullswater
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
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 to Ullswater?

The distance between London and Ullswater is 388 km. The road distance is 461 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Ullswater?

The cheapest way to get from London to Ullswater is to bus which costs £23 - £28 and takes 7 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Ullswater?

The quickest way to get from London to Ullswater is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £150 - £230.

Is there a direct bus between London and Ullswater?

No, there is no direct bus from London to Ullswater. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge (Near Dobbinwood Lodge) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from London to Ullswater?

It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from London to Ullswater, including transfers.