There are 5 ways to get from Nottingham to Lake District by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Oxenholme Lake District

$220 - $319

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick National Express

$29 - $38

3 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$92 - $127

Train, bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$69 - $91

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Lake District 192.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Lake District is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Lake District is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nottingham to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (West End Arcade) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Derby, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 11 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Lake District is 136 miles. The road distance is 192.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs £160 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Nottingham to Lake District, including transfers.

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Nottingham to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Lake District is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs £160 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 10 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 135.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Nottingham to Lake District via Tamworth High Level, Tamworth, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nottingham to Lake District via Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 10 h 11 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Hellifield
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Hellifield to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
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 Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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