There are 7 ways to get from Reading to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 28 min

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

$243 - $357

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Train, bus  •  10 h 1 min

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

$122 - $170

5 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 - $254

Train #2  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$134 - $193

Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Lake District 286 miles

$60 - $90

Train, fly to Manchester  •  8 h 23 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

$135 - $272

Train, fly to Newcastle  •  9 h 16 min

  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

$130 - $325

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

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

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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 6 h 28 min and costs £180 - £280.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Reading to Lake District, including transfers.

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

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

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1961+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $101 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: 6 h 28 min

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 28 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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
$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
3 h 8 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
42 min
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
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $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 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
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

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