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

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 42 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

$145 - $200

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Bus National Express  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Keswick National Express / ...

$22 - $36

4 alternative options

Train, bus, line 78 bus  •  5 h 13 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 / ...

$69 - $107

Bus via Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$39

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

$37 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Southport to Lake District 97.7 miles

$21 - $35

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

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

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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 29), Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Southport and Lake District is 60 miles. The road distance is 97.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southport to Lake District without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 42 min and costs £110 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Southport to Lake District, including transfers.

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Southport to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Preston, Lancashire station.

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Southport to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Keswick station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southport to Lake District is 98 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Southport to Lake District.

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There are 1961+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southport to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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, Arrival Stand, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 29), Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 5 h 56 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 - $14
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 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Wigan North Western to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
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
Website
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
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
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Southport, Duke Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Preston, Lancashire to Keswick
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Lake District
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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