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

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$162 - $216

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Bus  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from York to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard National Express
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888

$42 - $46

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555

$53 - $102

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from York to Lake District 121.3 miles

$26 - $40

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

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

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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.

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The distance between York and Lake District is 93 miles. The road distance is 121.3 miles.

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The best way to get from York to Lake District without a car is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs £120 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from York to Lake District, including transfers.

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York to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, depart from York station.

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The best way to get from York to Lake District is to train which takes 5 h 20 min and costs £120 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £31 - £35 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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York to Lake District bus services, operated by Wright Bros Coaches, arrive at Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket).

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Yes, the driving distance between York to Lake District is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from York to Lake District.

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Map of how to get from York to Lake District.
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  • Distance: 92.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Lake District via Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard, 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 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $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 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from York to Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk

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There are 1961+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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