There are 7 ways to get from London to Ullswater by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 8 min

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

$195 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$29 - $34

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Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Ullswater 288.4 miles

$60 - $90

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

$141 - $356

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 19 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)

$126 - $379

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, train, line 508 bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Matterdale, Dobbin Wood Lodge (Near Dobbinwood Lodge)

$106 - $505

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

$118 - $336

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The cheapest way to get from London to Ullswater is to bus which costs £22 - £27 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ullswater is to train which costs £150 - £230 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Ullswater. However, there are services departing from London Victoria 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.

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The distance between London and Ullswater is 242 miles. The road distance is 288.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Ullswater without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £150 - £230.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from London to Ullswater, including transfers.

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London to Ullswater bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London to Ullswater is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £150 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £27 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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

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London to Ullswater bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Map of how to get from London to Ullswater.
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  • Distance: 242.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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 $160 - $250 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Ullswater once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 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 Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
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
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
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
$20 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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