The Lake District

How to get to and from Manchester Airport from the Lake District

The Lake District

Manchester Airport to the Lake District

Boasting some of the most attractive scenery in the United Kingdom, the Lake District is a must for visitors to Manchester Airport. There are lots of services running from the airport to the Lake District so you can travel by car, coach or train to tourist centres like Kendal, Keswick and Penrith. 


By Train

With regular trains running directly from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme The Lake District, it’s super-easy to make your way to the area. Journeys to Oxenholme take around 1 hour 25 minutes and from there you’ll find travel links to Kendal, Keswick, Windermere and Penrith.

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By Coach

A brilliant way to experience the natural beauty of the Lake District, regular coach services operate to and from Manchester Airport. You can take direct services to Kendall, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick that’ll clock in around 3 to 5 hours depending on the time of day. If you’re looking to explore the Lake District more thoroughly, you can also book a bus tour from the airport.

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By Car

By taking the M61 and M6 you’ll easily be able to reach the lakes from Manchester Airport in around 1 hour 20 minutes. There’s also the option to hire a car from the airport, making the journey easy even if you don’t have your own vehicle. If you’re travelling from the Lake District to Manchester Airport you may want to book a hotel room near the airport the night before your flight to avoid morning traffic around Lancaster, Preston and Manchester.

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Book a bus tour

Explore the Lake District with a Busy Bus tour, running to and from the airport