There are 3 ways to get from Shap to Skipton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Skipton

$42 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus, train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Shap, Market Square (the market place) to Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station) 106 / ...
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road (opposite Bus Station) to Carnforth, New Street 555 / ...
  3. Take the train from Carnforth to Skipton

$28 - $34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Shap to Skipton 59 miles

$12 - $19

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The distance between Shap and Skipton is 48 miles. The road distance is 59 miles.

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The best way to get from Shap to Skipton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Shap to Skipton, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shap to Skipton is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Shap to Skipton.

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There are 628+ hotels available in Skipton. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shap to Skipton.
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  • Distance: 47.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Shap, England and Skipton, England?

You can take a train from Shap to Skipton via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), Penrith North Lakes, and Lancaster in around 3 h 46 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 Shap, Market Square (the market place) to Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road (opposite Bus Station) to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Classic Coaches
Bus from Shap, Market Square (the market place) to Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8

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