There are 6 ways to get from Southport to Lake District by train, taxi, 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, taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Wigan Wallgate
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take a taxi from Windermere to Lake District

$143 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43) to Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot) X8

$18 - $27

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Southport to Wigan Wallgate
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  4. 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) 77A / ...

$52 - $109

Train, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$25 - $36

Bus National Express  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Southport, Duke Street to Wigan, Wallgate/Wallgate Stn (Takeaway) 375 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wigan to Keswick National Express

$21 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Southport to Lake District 97.7 miles

$21 - $35

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

You can take a bus from Southport to Lake District via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43), Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 5 h 44 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Southport to Wigan Wallgate
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
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
Bus from Wigan to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43) to Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
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
Arriva Merseyside
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Southport, Duke Street to Wigan, Wallgate/Wallgate Stn (Takeaway)
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southport and Lake District is 96 km. The road distance is 156 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southport to Lake District is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Southport to Lake District is to drive which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £15 - £23.

No, there is no direct bus from Southport to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Southport, Duke Street and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43), Grasmere, Heaton Copper Studio (Field Foot) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Southport to Lake District, including transfers.