There are 4 ways to get from Preston to Lake District by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  2 h 15 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

$121 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 18 min

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

$15 - $28

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 56 min

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

$31 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  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 bus which costs £11 - £22 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire 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 4 h 18 min.

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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 2 h 15 min and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Preston to Lake District, including transfers.

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Preston to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Preston to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Keswick station.

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Map of how to get from Preston to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 54.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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 $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Stagecoach in Lancashire also services this route once a week.

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
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $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 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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 Keswick
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
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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