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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3h 18m

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

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Workington

£35 - £154

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 51m

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

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cockermouth 122.9 miles

£18 - £27

Glasgow to Cockermouth by buses

The bus journey time between Glasgow and Cockermouth is around 7h and covers a distance of around 125 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 1m. Operated by National Express and Stagecoach North West, the Glasgow to Cockermouth bus service departs from Glasgow and arrives in Cockermouth, Main Street. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
7h
Fastest bus time:
5h 1m
Buses per week:
11
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:40
Last bus departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Cockermouth bus schedules

Glasgow → Cockermouth
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cockermouth is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Cockermouth is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Cockermouth is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Cockermouth. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Cockermouth, Main Street via Carlisle, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Cockermouth is 91 miles. The road distance is 122.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Cockermouth without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 18m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Glasgow to Cockermouth, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Cockermouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Cockermouth is to bus which takes 3h 51m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 59m.

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Glasgow to Cockermouth bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Cockermouth, Main Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Cockermouth is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Glasgow to Cockermouth.

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  • Distance: 90.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow to Cockermouth via Carlisle, Bus Station in around 3h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Cockermouth via Carlisle, Workington, Workington, The Viaduct Hotel, and Workington, Bus Station in around 3h 59m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Cockermouth, Main Street
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 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 Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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