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There are 9 ways to get from Cardiff to Cumbria by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Crewe  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes

$133 - $252

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Bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$58 - $83

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Train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$108 - $160

Bus, train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$72 - $115

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cumbria 285.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 52 min

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

$125 - $340

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$116 - $373

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 36 min

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

$145 - $350

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$123 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cumbria is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Cumbria is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Cumbria is 216 miles. The road distance is 285.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cumbria without a car is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £100 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Cardiff to Cumbria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cumbria is to train which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £100 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Cumbria is 285 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Cardiff to Cumbria.

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Flybe offers flights from Cardiff Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 1608+ hotels available in Cumbria. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Cumbria.
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  • Distance: 216.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Cumbria, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cumbria via Crewe, Preston, and Penrith North Lakes in around 5 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cumbria via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Penrith in around 7 h 28 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Preston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Crewe to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$18 - $26
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
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
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 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

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 Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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