Carnforth is a few miles north of the County town of Lancaster, a journey of about 10 minutes. Lancaster is well served by trains from both London and Glasgow. The nearest airport is Manchester, and there are trains direct from the airport to Carnforth, a journey time of 1½ hours. The Carnforth Connect office staff at Carnforth Station are very helpful. Click on the Travel section of this website for further details.
Carnforth is situated on the A6 between Lancaster and Kendal, and is about 1 mile south from junction 35 of the M6 motorway. The town is well sign posted on the local roads. Once in Carnforth, turn west at the traffic lights on to Market Street, and head towards Warton. The station is located at the bottom of the hill. The station car park is Pay and Display, and has 80 parking places together with 5 for disabled parking.
Coaches can drop off and pick up outside the Station, but it would be helpful if visits are pre-arranged with the Heritage Centre Manager.
There are a number of local Taxi 's and numbers for these can be found on the traintaxi website.
Grid Ref. SD496706
Lat:54:07:47N (54.1297) Lon: 2:46:16W (-2.7712)
Carnforth Railway Station is on the West Coast Main line which connects London to Glasgow, and is 236¼ miles north of London; 62¾ miles south of Carlisle; 28½ miles from Barrow in Furness and 27¼ miles north of Preston.
Carnforth is just south of the Lake District in the County of Lancashire, England, and is an ideal place to visit when touring the Lake District.
8.7 miles North of the town of Lancaster
17 miles South of Kendal.
42.3 miles East of Barrow in Furness
60.7 miles North West of Manchester