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There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Penrith by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$185 - $286

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Bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith National Express

$34 - $41

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$122 - $205

Train, bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Langwathby
  4. Take the bus from Langwathby, Rail Station to Penrith, Morrison's 562

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Penrith 239 miles

$50 - $75

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$78 - $267

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$84 - $274

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$91 - $289

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$146 - $415

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$153 - $436

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$97 - $264

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
  4. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes

$152 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Penrith is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Penrith is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Penrith. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Penrith via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Penrith. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Penrith North Lakes via Peterborough and Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Penrith is 209 miles. The road distance is 239 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Penrith without a car is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £140 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Cambridge to Penrith, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Penrith bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Cambridge to Penrith train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Penrith is to train which takes 4 h 42 min and costs £140 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Penrith.
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  • Distance: 208.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Penrith, England?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Penrith via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Penrith via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 7 h 31 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $250
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 Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
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 3 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
5 times a day
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bradford Interchange to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Penrith
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Fellrunner
Phone
01228 226721
Email
secretary.fellrunnerbus@outlook.com
Website
fellrunnerbus.co.uk
Bus from Langwathby, Rail Station to Penrith, Morrison's
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fellrunnerbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Cambridge to Penrith bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Cambridge to Penrith train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Penrith North Lakes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Penrith is 239 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Cambridge to Penrith.

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Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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