Getting to Keswick from other areas of the UK

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Using motorways from Manchester it takes approximately 2 hours, whilst the average comfortable journey time from London and the South-East is no more than five hours. From the Midlands to Keswick is 3 hours. Keswick is situated close to the M6 just north of Lancaster and South of Carlisle. The nearest junction serving the North Lakes from either the North or South is J40 of the M6.

The A591 between Keswick and Grasmere has now re-opened.

Keswick is easy to get to from much of the national trail network as Penrith and Carlisle are on the West Coast Main Line which serves London, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Glasgow. There are bus connections from Penrith and Carlisle to Keswick. Once here, Keswick is well served by buses which are particularly useful for linear walks and for viewing our fantastic scenery . By booking your rail journey ahead you can often get very good fares deals. Keswick is also served by National Express Buses. By following the links on the right you will find a map of Keswick and view information on getting to Keswick by train, coach or bus.

For up to date traffic and travel visit the AA web site.

Mileage Chart  (distances to Keswick)
From Miles From Miles From Miles From Miles        
Birmingham 186 Bristol 272 Chester 142 Dover 390 Edinburgh 136 Gatwick 134
Glasgow 134 Hull 151 Leeds 121 London 304 Manchester 115 Newcastle 82
Stratford-upon-Avon 221 York 113