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There are 4 ways to get from Shap to Skipton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$40 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus, line 755 bus, train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Shap, Market Square to Kendal, Blackhall Road 106 / ...
  2. Take the line 755 bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road to Carnforth, New Street 755
  3. Take the train from Carnforth to Skipton

$22 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Kendal to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station 280

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Shap to Skipton 59 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Shap to Skipton is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shap to Skipton is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shap to Skipton station. However, there are services departing from Shap, Market Square and arriving at Skipton, Fire Station via Kendal and Preston City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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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 34 min and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Shap to Skipton, including transfers.

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Shap to Skipton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Kendal station.

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The best way to get from Shap to Skipton is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs £30 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min.

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Shap to Skipton bus services, operated by Preston Bus, arrive at Skipton, Fire Station.

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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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  • Distance: 47.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 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 North Lakes, and Lancaster in around 3 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shap to Skipton via Kendal and Preston City Centre, Bus Station in around 6 h 34 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
37 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 to Kendal, Blackhall Road
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Shap, Market Square to Kendal, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
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 Kendal to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Skipton, Fire Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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