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

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Train via Manchester  •  5h 9m

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

£104 - £151

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Bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick National Express

£19 - £31

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from York to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station 888

Train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Langwathby

£29 - £78

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from York to Lake District 121.3 miles

£20 - £30

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The cheapest way to get from York to Lake District is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from York to Lake District is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from York to Lake District. However, there are services departing from York, Blossom Street and arriving at Seatoller, National Trust car park via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 21m.

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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 via Manchester which takes 5h 9m and costs £100 - £160.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m 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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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The best way to get from York to Lake District is to train via Manchester which takes 5h 9m and costs £100 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 8h 21m.

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York to Lake District bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Keswick station.

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Yes, the driving distance between York to Lake District is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m 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: 5h 9m

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

You can take a train from York to Lake District via Manchester Oxford Road, Oxenholme Lake District, and Windermere in around 5h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Lake District via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Keswick, Bus Station in around 8h 21m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £30
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £16
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £35
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Day Single
£9 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£21 - £30
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
£4 - £6
1st Class
£14 - £21
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from York to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£24 - £40
Anytime Single
£35 - £55
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £18
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Keswick
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express

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There are 1989+ hotels available in Lake District. Prices start at £75 per night.

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