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There are 4 ways to get from Sunderland to Kendal by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

£25 - £71

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Bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Washington Galleries Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club B66
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 502 / ...

Bus via Keswick  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station 888
  2. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Kendal, Weavers Court 555

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Sunderland to Kendal 85.4 miles

£14 - £21

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The cheapest way to get from Sunderland to Kendal is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Sunderland to Kendal is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sunderland to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Sunderland Interchange and arriving at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn via Washington Galleries Bus Station and Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sunderland to Kendal. However, there are services departing from Sunderland and arriving at Kendal via Newcastle, Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Sunderland and Kendal is 68 miles. The road distance is 85.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Kendal without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £24 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Sunderland to Kendal, including transfers.

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Sunderland to Kendal bus services, operated by Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd, arrive at Washington Galleries Bus Station.

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Sunderland to Kendal train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Sunderland to Kendal is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £24 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Sunderland to Kendal.
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  • Distance: 68.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Sunderland, England and Kendal, England?

You can take a train from Sunderland to Kendal via Newcastle upon Tyne, Central Station, Newcastle, Carlisle, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sunderland to Kendal via Washington Galleries Bus Station and Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club in around 5h 48m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Washington Galleries Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Kendal, Weavers Court
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports and Social Club to Kendal, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Wright Bros Coaches

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Sunderland to Kendal bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn station.

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Sunderland to Kendal train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sunderland to Kendal is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Sunderland to Kendal.

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There are 1698+ hotels available in Kendal. Prices start at £78 per night.

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