How to get to the Lake District by train 

Planning a day out or holiday in the Lake District and want to travel there by train? You're in luck. We've got all the info you need to know about taking the train, including which train station is the closest, how to get there from different locations, and upcoming train times.

Nearest train station to the Lake District

The nearest train station to the Lake District is Oxenholme Rail Station, which serves as a good base to explore Kendal and the surrounding areas. Oxenholme station is on the West Coast Main Line and is served by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express and Northern services. Travelling from London? Read our guide on how to get from London to the Lake District by train for more details.

Other trains stations in the Lake District

Depending on which part of the Lake District you wish to visit, you can also get trains to Windermere, Carlisle, Barrow, Kendal and Penrith. When travelling from within England you can get connections to the Lake District from many of the main stations, including Manchester, Newcastle, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Leeds.

Situated in the northwest corner of the country, the Lake District contains some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Glacial lakes and mountainous peaks await you in this slice of Cumbrian countryside - perfect for a day of walking, hiking, or just a picnic! For more information on visiting, take a look at the National Park's official website.

Planning your next family holiday in the UK and not sure where to go? Check out our guide to the best family staycations in the UK, the Lake District is one of them!

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 19:00:00
  • Saturday open from 05:45:00 until 19:00:00
  • Sunday open from 10:45:00 until 20:15:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Access to platforms 2 & 3 is via a steep ramp and station subway. Staff are available to assist.
Toilets notesThe National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAvanti West Coast
Car parking spaces92
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces94
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platforms 1 & 2
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Oxenholme Lake District station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators or alternative station:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Heading to Kendal Calling? 

Taking place in the Lake District since 2006, Kendal Calling has called Lowther Deer Park home since 2009. Over the years, music acts such as Basement Jaxx, the Libertines and Catfish and the Bottleman have graced the main stage.

Penrith is the nearest station to the festival, just a 15-minute taxi ride away. There will also be a shuttle bus service running from the station to the campsite throughout the weekend.

Trainline does not have any affiliation with Kendal Calling. For more information on Kendal Calling please visit their website.

Departures and arrivals from Oxenholme Lake District

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Oxenholme Lake District station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonNorthern22:153On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast22:232Late
to London EustonTransPennine Express06:05Scheduled
to London EustonNorthern06:163Scheduled
to London EustonAvanti West Coast06:211On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow CentralNorthern22:063On time
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast22:222Late
from Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express06:04Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralNorthern06:143Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast06:201On time

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