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There are 4 ways to get from Wales to Lake District by train, bus or car

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  6h 43m

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

$215 - $308

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 10m

  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

$62 - $84

2 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$235 - $336

Drive  •  5h 3m

  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 drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5h 3m.

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

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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 6h 43m and costs £160 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Wales to Lake District, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Wales to Lake District is to train which takes 6h 43m and costs £160 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 9h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wales to Lake District is 289 miles. It takes approximately 5h 3m to drive from Wales to Lake District.

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There are 1993+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 155.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 43m

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 6h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Lake District via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, Rail Station, and Keswick Park Hotel in around 9h 10m.

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
2h 45m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
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
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
National Express

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