There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Borrowdale by bus, taxi, car or train

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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Bus, line 78 bus via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance)  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  2. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite road end (junction with road to Stonethwaite) 77A / ...

$18 - $37

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Bus, line 78 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) 600
  2. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) X5 / ...
  3. Take the line 78 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite road end (junction with road to Stonethwaite) 77A / ...

$20 - $23

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Borrowdale 37.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Borrowdale 37.4 miles

$8 - $12

Train, taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take a taxi from Penrith North Lakes to Borrowdale

$93 - $133

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Borrowdale is to drive which costs £6 - £9 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Borrowdale is to train and taxi which takes 45 min and costs £70 - £110.

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The distance between Carlisle and Borrowdale is 44 km. The road distance is 60 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Carlisle to Borrowdale, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Borrowdale. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Market Hall and arriving at Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite road end (junction with road to Stonethwaite) via Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Borrowdale, England?

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Borrowdale via Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 3 h 4 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cockermouth to Keswick
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Rosthwaite, Stonethwaite road end (junction with road to Stonethwaite)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Borrowdale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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