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Duration 2h 39m
Distance 49.7 miles
Average price £39
Frequency 12/day

Trip overview

The average train between Penrith and Sellafield takes 2h 39m and the fastest train takes 1h 45m. There is a train service every few hours from Penrith to Sellafield. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Carlisle
  2. Sellafield
2h 32m
£26 - £62

Penrith to Sellafield train times

Trains run every two hours between Penrith and Sellafield. The earliest departure is at 06:30 in the morning, and the last departure from Penrith is at 23:00 which arrives into Sellafield at 07:22. All services require a transfer at Carlisle and take an average of 2h 39m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Penrith to Sellafield. However, there are services departing from Penrith North Lakes and arriving at Sellafield via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Penrith and Sellafield is 35 miles. The road distance is 49.7 miles.

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Penrith to Sellafield train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Carlisle station.

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Penrith to Sellafield train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Sellafield station.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Sellafield. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Penrith and Sellafield?

Northern Rail operates a train from Carlisle to Sellafield hourly. Tickets cost £19 - £35 and the journey takes 1h 28m.
Train operators
Northern Rail
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Estimated price
£19 - £35

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