There are 8 ways to get from Swindon to Lake District by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$258 - $385

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Bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station S6
  2. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Penrith National Express

$41 - $48

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Train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$182 - $282

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
  2. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$137 - $228

Bus, train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) S6
  2. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$117 - $168

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Swindon to Lake District 263.4 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Bristol, fly, train, bus, line 78 bus  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
  5. 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)

$109 - $312

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$179 - $471

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Swindon to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Swindon, Spring Gardens and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 43 min.

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The distance between Swindon and Lake District is 212 miles. The road distance is 263.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Swindon to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Swindon to Lake District, including transfers.

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Swindon to Lake District bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, depart from Swindon, Spring Gardens station.

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The best way to get from Swindon to Lake District is to train which takes 7 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Swindon to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Swindon to Lake District is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Swindon to Lake District.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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Map of how to get from Swindon to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 212.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Swindon to Lake District via Bristol Parkway, Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 7 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swindon to Lake District via Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 11 h 43 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35
Train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Spring Gardens to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Penrith
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk

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