There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Cumbria by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$182 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$32 - $41

8 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$123 - $180

Bus, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Newport, Market Square 7Xp
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$110 - $166

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Cumbria 265.6 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Bristol to Newcastle, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Brackenrigg Hotel

$77 - $245

Fly Bristol to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$99 - $273

Fly Bristol to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$101 - $256

Fly Bristol to Chester, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  2. Take the train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Penrith North Lakes
  4. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Brackenrigg Hotel

$187 - $338

Train to Cardiff, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$117 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Cumbria is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Cumbria is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Cumbria is 218 miles. The road distance is 265.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Bristol to Cumbria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Watermillock, Longthwaite road end (Near Townend Cottage) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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

You can take a train from Bristol to Cumbria via Birmingham New Street and Penrith North Lakes in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Cumbria via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, and Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) in around 8 h 19 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Brackenrigg Hotel
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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