There are 6 ways to get from Northampton to Lake District by train, 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

Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District

$210 - $345

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith National Express

$38 - $50

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Rugby
  2. Take the train from Rugby to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  5. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) 77A / ...

$123 - $215

Train, bus via Manchester Piccadilly  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$91 - $135

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$111 - $177

Drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Lake District 235.9 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Lake District is to bus which costs £29 - £40 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Lake District is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Lake District is 183 miles. The road distance is 235.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Northampton to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Lake District via Milton Keynes Central, Crewe, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Lake District once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Rugby to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Coventry to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Northampton to Rugby
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Train from Northampton to Coventry
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
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 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
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

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