There are 5 ways to get from Darlington to Penrith by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Carlisle

$40 - $70

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) 888

$23 - $64

3 alternative options

Train via Newcastle  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$41 - $104

Bus, line 572 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) X75 / ...
  2. Take the line 572 bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Brough, Clock (Market Square) 572
  3. Take the bus from Brough, Clock (Market Square) to Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket) 574

$24

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Darlington to Penrith 58.4 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Penrith is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Penrith is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between Darlington and Penrith is 50 miles. The road distance is 58.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Darlington to Penrith, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Penrith. However, there are services departing from Darlington, Town Hall and arriving at Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket) via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) and Brough, Clock (Market Square). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Penrith. However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Penrith North Lakes via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Darlington, England and Penrith, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Darlington to Penrith twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darlington to Penrith via Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate), Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate), and Brough, Clock (Market Square) in around 4 h 30 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) to Brough, Clock (Market Square)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Classic Coaches
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Brough, Clock (Market Square) to Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
traveline.info

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