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

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Recommended option

Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 36 min

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

$195 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$41 - $51

4 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 5 min

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

$119 - $216

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$121 - $173

Bus Megabus UK  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the bus from Chorley Town Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand Q) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X8

$69 - $95

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Lake District 288.9 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Wales to Lake District is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Lake District is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales station to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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The distance between Wales and Lake District is 155 miles. The road distance is 288.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Wales to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs £140 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Wales to Lake District, including transfers.

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Wales to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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The best way to get from Wales to Lake District is to train which takes 6 h 36 min and costs £140 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 155.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Lake District via Crewe, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 6 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Lake District via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 10 h 10 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Day Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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
Bus operators
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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
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
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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