There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 32 min

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

$136 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 49 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

$33 - $43

8 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  7 h 30 min

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

$113 - $165

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  7 h 49 min

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

$147 - $225

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Cumbria 285.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Cardiff to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$103 - $307

Fly Cardiff to Newcastle, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - 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

$96 - $339

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 7 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

$97 - $297

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 49 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

$119 - $325

Train to Bristol, fly to Chester, train, line 508 bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$207 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Cumbria is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 8 h 49 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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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Cardiff to Cumbria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens 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 49 min.

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

You can take a train from Cardiff to Cumbria via Crewe and Penrith North Lakes in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Cumbria via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Penrith, and Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) in around 8 h 49 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
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
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
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 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 Crewe to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
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
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
Every 4 hours
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
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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