Public Transport


Bus at Glenridding on a cold eveningBus Service

There are bus services around all the major tourist towns and villages of the Lake District.  Bus timetables can found in Tourist Information Centres around Cumbria and can be downloaded from

La'al Rattie, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Train Service

There are several regional train lines operating in Cumbria: Carlisle to Leeds; Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness; and Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster and Preston.  Timetables can be viewed and downloaded from

Trains on the Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness line connect at Ravenglass with the La’al Ratty: the Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway.  Timetable and further information can be found at

Cumbria – the Lake District is also on the west coast London to Glasgow line; with stops at Carlisle, Penrith and Oxenholme – The Lake District; the train operator is Virgin Trains –

There are connecting trains from Oxenholme to Windermere.  Timetables and further information can be obtained from


Skiddaw, Near Keswick, Lake District