"Getting There" Lake District National Park Transportation Tip by keeweechic


By Car : The Lake District is not far from the M6. Depending on which area of the lakes you wish to go, you can take one of two exits. Junction 36 will take you to the south lakes and junction 40 to the north lakes.

Travelling east to west is difficult because of the Pennines. The best routes are A69 from Newcastle, A66 from Darlington and A1 and A684 from the Yorkshire Dales.

By Bus : If you are travelling from London, it will take roughly 6 ½ hrs on a National Express Rapide bus from Victoria. The company also operate a service from major cities.

By Air : If you’re flying, the Manchester Airport is only about 1 ½ hrs drive. Or you can take a train to Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness or Grange-over-Sands.

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2006
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