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Travel to Keswick by Train & Bus (from Penrith Railway Station)

Travelling to Keswick by train couldn't be easier. Penrith station (15 miles) is the closest train station but you can also go to Carlisle (35 miles) or Windermere (23 miles).


To plan your train journey to Penrith Station try Virgin Trains or The Trainline


There are regular buses from all the train stations through to Keswick. You can check the timetables for buses from Penrith to Keswick and buy tickets from Stagecoach



Sadly there is no direct trainline to Keswick as it was closed in 1972. A steam train used to run from Penrith through to Keswick, then past Bassenthwaite Lake to Cockermouth and on to Workington. It was once described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the country.


CKP Railways PLC are proposing to have the railway reopened and have campaigned tirelessly for many years. Reopening the railway would help tourism and reduce the number of cars in the Northern Lake District. Visit the Keswick Railways website for more information.