Transport and Travel
Whether you fly in style, let the train take the strain, hop on a coach, cruise by ferry or journey by car Cumbria-The Lake District is easily accessible.

Typical journey times:
- 3 hours 10 minutes by direct train from London to Oxenholme
- 2 hours by direct train from Manchester International airport to Windermere
- 2 hours by car from Edinburgh to Carlisle
- 2 hours by car from Newcastle to Kendal
Cumbria-The Lake District is also easy to explore once you get here – by car, bus, train and boat. 
Take in the highlights and get healthy at the same time along the many walking and cycling routes or simply relax on a traditional steamboat as you glide across one of the lakes.

Whether you’re walking, cycling, sightseeing or shopping try the Cross Lakes Shuttle, a unique and flexible boat-bus-boat service operated by Mountain Goat Tours that takes you right into the heart of Beatrix Potter’s favourite countryside areas and villages , for more information click here or call 015394 45161. Service operates April to October inclusive).

NEW for 2006/7 –  combine the Cross Lakes Shuttle with the Stagecoach North West Explorer ticket and see even more of Beatrix Potter’s Lake District and the whole of the Cumbria region.
The North West Explorer ticket gives you unlimited bus travel throughout Cumbria (and Lancashire) for a whole day.  

For more information about travelling to and around Cumbria-The Lake District click here to visit the official Cumbria Tourism website. 

For more information about the North West region of England and key visitor attractions including Blackpool, Chester, Manchester and Liverpool visit the England’s Northwest tourism website (

For more information about Great Britain including England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands visit the VisitBritain official tourism website for Britain.

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