National Express operate direct services between Grasmere Dove Cottage and Lancaster Grasmere Dove Cottage to Lancaster is a distance of 29 miles (47 kilometres). National Express operate 1 direct buses per day. The fastest journey each day takes 1hrs 12mins. See our route guide and coach timetables below for more details. Doing a search on Coachfairer is the best way to find the fastest journeys by all operators and the cheapest prices!