Kendal is really easy to get to and well-connected. Here are a few tips:
Kendal is easily reached from many parts of the UK.
Manchester: 1.5 hours by train | 1.5 hours by car
Liverpool: 2 hours by train | 1.5 hours by car
Glasgow: 2 hours by train | 2.5 hours by car
Edinburgh: 2.5 hours by train | 3 hours by car
London: 3 hours by train | 5 hours by car
Kendal railway station is situated on the Lakes Line – the branch Line from Oxenholme to Windermere. It is operated by TransPennine Express and has one platform. Kendal railway station is situated just a short walk to the centre of town.
Oxenholme – The Lake District railway station is Kendal’s closest mainline train station. Forming part of the West Coast Main Line with direct trains to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. Once you’re there, hop on a quick Lakes Line connection to Kendal Station.
Kendal Bus Station is on Blackhall Road, right in the centre of town behind Westmorland Shopping Centre and the bustling high street. Many routes pass through this bus station, and continue into the Lake District too.
Explore the many bus routes to and from Kendal using this map.
Find the timetable for your bus route on the Stagecoach website.
You’ll find plenty of cycle parking on Sheffield racks in prominent places throughout the town and Kendal also has 20 free to use secure bike boxes available for up to 24 hours at a time.
You’ll find bike boxes and full instructions about how to use them at:
5 – Marks and Spencer car park (secure with your own bike lock)
5 – Westmorland Shopping Centre/Blackhall Yard (secure with your own bike lock)
10 – Better Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road (keys available at reception)
The Kendal Bike Boxes are part of a larger project called Cleaner, Greener Kendal funded and managed by Kendal Business Improvement District with support from South Lakeland District Council.
There is plenty of pay and display parking in Kendal town centre. Look out for the blue signs as you enter the town or follow our guide.
Explore Kendal using one of the 17 orientated Explore Kendal map signs around the town centre or follow one of the highlighted walking trails (also available to download here).