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There are 12 ways to get from Reading to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$243 - $356

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Bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Grasmere National Express

$112 - $141

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Train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$213 - $295

Train, bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Grasmere National Express

$166 - $229

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Reading to Lake District 286 miles

$60 - $90

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$215 - $460

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$198 - $455

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$201 - $477

Train to Southampton, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$206 - $422

Train to London City, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Newcastle (NCL) LCY - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$214 - $531

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$204 - $427

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  4. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District

$222 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Lake District is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Lake District is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 6m.

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The distance between Reading and Lake District is 231 miles. The road distance is 286 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs £180 - £280.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Reading to Lake District, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reading to Lake District is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs £180 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £110 and takes 11h 38m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Lake District is 286 miles. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Reading to Lake District.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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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 Reading to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 230.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 29m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Lake District via Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Lake District via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, and Grasmere in around 11h 38m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from London City to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
National Express
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
National Express

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