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

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Train via Oxenholme Lake District  •  6 h 39 min

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

$226 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Penrith National Express

$40 - $53

4 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 8 min

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

$143 - $219

Train, bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$101 - $148

Bus Megabus UK  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Keswick National Express

$51 - $80

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 takes 5 h 3 min and costs £45 - £70.

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The distance between Wales and Lake District is 248 km. The road distance is 462 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Wales to Lake District, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales to Lake District. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Birmingham, 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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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 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Lake District via Birmingham, 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 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
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 2 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
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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