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There are 5 ways to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh by train, bus 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.

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Train  •  2h 58m

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

$79 - $145

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Bus National Express  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Main Street to Penrith, Rail Station X5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Penrith to Edinburgh National Express

$23 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Deer Orchard Close to Penrith, Rail Station X5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh

$52 - $119

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Cockermouth, Deer Orchard Close to Penrith, Rail Station X5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Apple Tree to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station X62 / ...

$35 - $58

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh 119.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 5h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cockermouth to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Cockermouth, Main Street and arriving at Edinburgh via Penrith. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Cockermouth and Edinburgh is 90 miles. The road distance is 119.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 5h 51m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cockermouth to Edinburgh is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh.

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Map of how to get from Cockermouth to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

You can take a train from Cockermouth to Edinburgh via Maryport and Carlisle in around 2h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cockermouth to Edinburgh via Penrith in around 5h 51m.

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 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cockermouth, Deer Orchard Close to Penrith, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cockermouth, Main Street to Penrith, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Penrith to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Apple Tree to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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