There are 2 ways to get from Preston to Lake District by train, taxi 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, taxi  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  3. Take a taxi from Windermere to Lake District

$128 - $189

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Preston to Lake District 80 miles

$17 - $25

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

There is no direct connection from Preston to Lake District. However, you can take the train to Oxenholme Lake District, take the train to Windermere, then take the taxi to Lake District. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake District.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Preston and Lake District is 87 km. The road distance is 128 km.

The cheapest way to get from Preston to Lake District is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Preston to Lake District is to drive which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £12 - £19.

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Preston to Lake District, including transfers.