Directions from Manchester to Lake District

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  2 h 53 min

$144 - $187

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 18 min

  1. National Express

$18 - $22

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. 888 / ...
  2. 77A / ...

$54 - $74

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  5 h 42 min

  1. X8

$24 - $33

Train, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. 555

$33 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. 114.3 miles

$24 - $40

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Lake District, England?

National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Lake District twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
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
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester and Lake District is 129 km. The road distance is 183 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Lake District is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 5 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Lake District is to drive which takes 2 h 12 min and costs £18 - £27.

No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Manchester and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Manchester to Lake District, including transfers.