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

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 Manchester AirportTransPennine Express07:091On time
to Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast07:142On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast23:581Early
to WindermereNorthern07:303On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)TransPennine Express07:342On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WindermereNorthern07:013On time
from CarlisleTransPennine Express07:081On time
from WolverhamptonAvanti West Coast07:122On time
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast23:581Early
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express07:332On time

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