There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Cumbria 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$84 - $157

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express

$18 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cumbria 124.2 miles

$26 - $40

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Cumbria every 3 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. TransPennine Express also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Cumbria twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
+44 345 600 1671
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Cumbria is 169 km. The road distance is 199 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Cumbria is to bus which costs £13 - £17 and takes 3 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Cumbria is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £60 - £120.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Watermillock, Longthwaite road end (Near Townend Cottage) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Glasgow to Cumbria, including transfers.