There are 5 ways to get from York to Lake District by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 23 min

$172 - $231

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. National Express
  2. 888

$26 - $35

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. 555

$45 - $98

Train, bus via New Pudsey  •  9 h 31 min

  1. 555

$51 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. 121.3 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The distance between York and Lake District is 148 km. The road distance is 194 km.

The cheapest way to get from York to Lake District is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from York to Lake District is to drive which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £19 - £29.

No, there is no direct bus from York to Lake District. However, there are services departing from York and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park (entrance to Seatoller National Trust car park) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from York to Lake District, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from York to Lake District via Manchester Piccadilly, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Lake District via Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station, and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 7 h 53 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from New Pudsey to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from York to Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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