Getting to The Lake District by train:

Cumbria has an excellent rail network and can be easily reached from most parts of the country.
From Scotland, the North West, the Midlands, and Southern England

virgintrain.jpgVirgin Trains via the West Coast Main Line call at: Carlisle for 'Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall Country'; Penrith for 'Keswick and the Western Lakes', and 'Ullswater & the Eden Valley'; and Oxenholme for 'Kendal & the Southern Lakes'.

First TransPennine Express from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Oxenholme via Lockerbie, Carlisle and Penrith.

At Carlisle connections can be made to the Settle - Carlisle line, the Tyne Valley line, and the Cumbria Coast line. At Oxenholme connections can be made to the Windermere Branch line. Connections for the Furness line must be made at Lancaster.
From the North East

Northern Rail via the Tyne Valley Line call at Carlisle for 'Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall Country'.

At Carlisle connections can be made to the West Coast Main line, the Settle - Carlisle line, and the Cumbria Coast line.
From Yorkshire and Beyond

First TransPennine Express trains call at Oxenholme and Windermere for 'Kendal & the Southern Lakes'; and via the spectacular Furness line across Morecambe Bay at Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston for 'Coniston & the Lake District Peninsulas', and 'Barrow-in-Furness'.

Northern Rail via the beautifully scenic Settle - Carlisle line call at: Carlisle for 'Carlisle & Hadrian's Wall Country'; and Armathwaite, Lazonby, Langwathby, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen for 'Ullswater & the Eden Valley' and 'Alston & the North Pennines'.

At Carlisle connections can be made to the West Coast Main line, the Tyne Valley line, and the Cumbria Coast line.
From Greater Manchester & Northern Wales

Northern Rail trains call at: Oxenholme and Windermere for 'Kendal & the Southern Lakes'; via the spectacular Furness line across Morecambe Bay, at Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston for 'Coniston and the Lake District Peninsulas'; at 'Barrow-in-Furness'; and along the stunningly beautiful Cumbria Coast line, Ravenglass, Whitehaven and Maryport for 'Keswick & the Western Lake District', as well as many other smaller stations.

First TransPennine Express offers a direct service from Manchester Airport via Manchester Picadilly, Bolton and Preston to Barrow-in-Furness, Oxenholme. Kendal and Windermere. view service guide & timetable

At Oxenholme connections can be made to the West Coast Main line.
Useful Information

For rail timetable, fare information, special offers and much more contact 'National Rail Enquiries' - 08457 484 950, or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk There are a variety of rail cards available that enable you to save 1/3 on most rail fares (Young Persons, Senior, Family and Disabled Persons).

To purchase rail tickets online contact 'Q Jump' or you can book rail tickets and accommodation with Trainline. If you require information as to how to bridge "those last few miles" between the rail station you arrive at and your final destination contact Train Taxi.
Britrail

BritRail offers a vast selection of passes and tickets covering as much or as little of Britain as you wish. Find a pass to suit your itinerary and discover why BritRail is the more flexible and comfortable way to travel Britain.
Eurostar

welcometolakes.jpgTake a high speed train direct to Britain from numerous departure points in Europe. Since 14 November 2007 and the move from Waterloo to St Pancras International journey times have been reduced too, making it even easier to get to Cumbria-The Lake District.

 

 

 

 

 
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