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There are 3 ways to get from Preston to Lake District by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  2h 18m

  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

$118 - $178

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Bus  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Grasmere National Express

$84 - $107

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 40m

  1. Drive from Preston to Lake District 80 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Lake District is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Lake District is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1h 40m.

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The distance between Preston and Lake District is 55 miles. The road distance is 80 miles.

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The best way to get from Preston to Lake District without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 18m and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Preston to Lake District, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Preston to Lake District is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 40m to drive from Preston to Lake District.

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There are 1993+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 54.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 18m

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

National Express operates a bus from Preston to Lake District once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 27m.

Train operators
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
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Preston, Lancashire to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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