There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Cumbria by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$133 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$22 - $26

2 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$94 - $138

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Cumbria 184 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Cumbria is to bus which costs £16 - £21 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Cumbria is to train which costs £100 - £160 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Cumbria is 151 miles. The road distance is 184 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Birmingham to Cumbria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Watermillock, Longthwaite road end (Near Townend Cottage) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Cumbria, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Cumbria every 4 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 29 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Cumbria once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators

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