Kendal travel guide

Kendal Tourism | Kendal Guide

You're Going to Love Kendal

With a population of 29.468, Kendal is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Kendal to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Kendal

If you’re looking for affordable options, Walton's Bar & Grill (54 Stramongate) and The Wheatsheaf (Brigsteer) are great picks.

When to visit Kendal

Kendal in January
Estimated hotel price
£76
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kendal in January
Estimated hotel price
£76
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kendal

Plane

Although Kendal doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 87 km from Kendal. Newcastle Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Kendal departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Kendal, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Kendal to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Kendal Oxenholme Lake District is the busiest station in Kendal. Another popular train station is Kendal Staveley, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kendal is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 100 km from Kendal. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kendal, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Kendal takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Plane

Although Kendal doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA), which is located 87 km from Kendal. Newcastle Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Kendal departs from Belfast and takes around 1h.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Kendal, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Kendal to Leeds takes 1h 00m and costs around £18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £11 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 2.9 km from the city centre, Kendal Oxenholme Lake District is the busiest station in Kendal. Another popular train station is Kendal Staveley, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Kendal is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 100 km from Kendal. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Kendal, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Kendal takes 72 km and will cost you around £7. From Leeds, the ticket costs about £4 for a journey of 113 km.

Airports near Kendal

Airlines serving Kendal

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,542 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,662 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,153 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Kendal

Most booked hotels in Kendal

Lakes Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£160+
Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£107+
Damson Dene Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£71+
The Villa Levens
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£92+
The Belsfield Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£152+
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
£148+

Hiring a car in Kendal

Hiring a car in Kendal costs £51 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 39% more expensive than at Manchester.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Kendal (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Kendal is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Kendal costs £51 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 39% more expensive than at Manchester.

Expect to pay £1.50 per litre in Kendal (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.93 and £23.91. The most frequently booked car type in Kendal is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Kia Picanto or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.