There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 31 min

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

$255 - $369

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Penrith National Express

$58 - $72

9 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$167 - $268

Train, bus via Birmingham New Street  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$137 - $214

Train, bus  •  10 h 15 min

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

$115 - $171

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Lake District 286 miles

$60 - $90

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$168 - $405

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$134 - $276

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  5. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)

$153 - $434

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 55 min

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

$150 - $416

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Langwathby

$148 - $325

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 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Lake District via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, Heathrow Airport London, Milton Keynes Coachway, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
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
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Reading to Stockport
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway to Penrith
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Reading and Lake District is 369 km. The road distance is 458 km.

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Lake District is to bus which costs £40 - £55 and takes 11 h 35 min.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Heathrow Airport London, Milton Keynes Coachway, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Reading to Lake District, including transfers.