COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United Kingdom. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh by bus, train or car

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

Bus, train  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Main Street to Carlisle, Bus Station 600
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Cheapest option

Train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Workington to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Edinburgh

£43 - £162

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Main Street to Carlisle, Bus Station 600
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh National Express

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh 119.3 miles

£18 - £27

Cockermouth → Edinburgh
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United Kingdom

2m

Mandatory

Travel within United Kingdom

Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United Kingdom

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 111

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within United Kingdom.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Edinburgh is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Edinburgh is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 21m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 21m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Cockermouth to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Cockermouth, Main Street and arriving at Edinburgh via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 36m.

More details

The distance between Cockermouth and Edinburgh is 90 miles. The road distance is 119.3 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 26m and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh, including transfers.

More details

Cockermouth to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, depart from Cockermouth, Main Street station.

More details

The best way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to train which takes 4h 18m and costs £40 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 36m.

Mode details

Cockermouth to Edinburgh bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Cockermouth to Edinburgh is 119 miles. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Cockermouth, Cumbria, England and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Cockermouth to Edinburgh via Workington, Bus Station, Workington, Rail Station, Workington, and Carlisle in around 4h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cockermouth to Edinburgh via Carlisle in around 5h 36m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cockermouth, Main Street to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stagecoach North West
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 Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
National Express

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 2780+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details