Travel Links

TransPennine Express trains to the Lake District call at Oxenholme Lake District (for connecting train services to Windermere), Penrith and Carlisle stations, giving easy access to all the attractions the Lakes has to offer. 


A great network of local bus services serve the towns and villages of the Lake District. Buses run from just outside the stations at Windermere, Penrith, Carlisle and Oxenholme, with extra services throughout the summer months.

For more information on bus services throughout the Lake District, visit Lakes Bus Timetables


If you want to make an advance booking for a taxi, order with Davies Taxis. This Keswick based company serves the whole of the Lake District and can cater for groups of up to 8 people. 

Local taxi services can also be easily accessed outside the main entrances of Windermere, Oxenholme and Carlisle stations.

Cycle Hire

With amazing views around every corner, you can discover all the Lake District has to offer at your own pace by hiring a bicycle.

Windermere - Country Lanes

Penrith - Inspiring Cycling

Carlisle - Border City Cycle Hire

Steamers and Launches

A great way to experience the beauty of the Lake District is from on one of the lakes themselves. Take a trip on Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises, cruise on Derwentwater with The Keswick Launch Company, paddle along on Ullswater with Ullswater Steamers, or if you are feeling adventurous, hire your own boat on Coniston with Coniston Boating Centre.

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