Explore Cumbria and the Lake District your way
There are plenty of ways to explore the Cumbria and the Lake District without a car, and you'll experience a whole new side to our spectacular region.
Travel at your leisure. Admire unforgettable views from a train or an open-top bus, get close to the landscapes by boat, by bike on foot, or even by electric car. Savour every moment. Make every journey count.
Whether you let the train take the strain, hop on a coach, fly in style, cruise by ferry, or journey by car, Cumbria and the Lake District is so easy to get to. Click on the map to view the various transport methods you can take from wherever you are.
If you are coming from overseas, you can fly to Newcastle and take a short 1hr 30min train journey to Cumbria. If you are based in the city such as London, you can take a virgin train direct from Euston station and end up in one of our many of our scenic destinations.
Once here, there are so many ways to explore the county, you will find you are spoilt for choice.
For a truly memorable day out be car free and carefree and take a scenic bus journey, relax on a traditional steamboat, experience the delights of a steam train or get a taste of the future in a Renault Twizy!
Welcome to Lakeland's oldest, longest and most scenic railway!
The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2016 for its 8th season offering a return steam hauled journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’
This very special tour on board the celebrated “Statesman” train includes a unique return journey over the entire majestic route of the Settle to Carlisle railway in all its spring glory.
Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful South Tyne valley from Alston to Kirkhaugh or Lintley.
Operating daily, steam engines haul comfortable carriages through the picturesque Leven Valley to Lakeside; the southern end of Lake Windermere.