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There are 4 ways to get from Darlington to Penrith by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Carlisle

$40 - $70

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Train, bus  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station 685

$32 - $91

2 alternative options

Train via Newcastle  •  3h 7m

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

$41 - $104

Drive  •  1h 3m

  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 1h 3m.

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

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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 2h 44m.

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

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The best way to get from Darlington to Penrith without a car is to train which takes 2h 44m and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Darlington to Penrith, including transfers.

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Darlington to Penrith train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Darlington station.

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Darlington to Penrith train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Darlington to Penrith is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Darlington to Penrith.

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  • Distance: 49.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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 2h 12m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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
32m
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
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West

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