There are 6 ways to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District by train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District

$189 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Keswick National Express

$44 - $49

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes

$106 - $167

Train, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe 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

$73 - $113

Bus, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) to Manchester Airport The Station 5
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Chorley
  3. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$55 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Shrewsbury to Lake District 165.4 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a train from Shrewsbury to Lake District via Crewe, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Shrewsbury to Lake District via Manchester Airport The Station, Manchester Airport, Keswick, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 9 h 13 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Shrewsbury to Crewe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $23
First Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Crewe to Preston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Chorley
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
$8 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
easyBus
Bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Shrewsbury to Lake District?

The distance between Shrewsbury and Lake District is 201 km. The road distance is 265 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District?

The cheapest way to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 3 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District?

The quickest way to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District is to drive which takes 3 h 17 min and costs £25 - £40.

Is there a direct bus between Shrewsbury and Lake District?

No, there is no direct bus from Shrewsbury to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Shrewsbury, Bus Station (Stand S) and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Manchester Airport and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District?

It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Shrewsbury to Lake District, including transfers.