Travel to the Lake District by road
The M6 motorway runs to the east of the Lake District. Exit the motorway at Junction 36, then follow the A590 for the south of the Lake District. Junction 40 and route A66 or A592 will take you to the north. From London and the South East, the journey takes approximately six hours. From Manchester, it will be one and a half hours, and two hours from York depending on traffic.
To plan your route, visit the AA route planner
Travel to the Lake District by train
The West Coast mainline runs to the east of the Lake District.
For more train information, please visit National rail.
Travel to the Lake District by plane
The nearest airports to the Lake District are Manchester Airport to the south and Glasgow Airport to the north. There is a rail service at Manchester Airport with services to local stations such as Kendal, Staveley and Windermere. Manchester and Glasgow Airport both have domestic connections from London, Edinburgh and Bristol.