There are 3 ways to get from Greater Manchester 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.

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes

$78 - $140

Cheapest option

Line 147 bus, train, line 508 bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, St Mary's to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge) 147
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
  3. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Longthwaite road end (Near Townend Cottage) 508

$48 - $68

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Cumbria 111 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Cumbria is to drive which costs £18 - £26 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Cumbria is to drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs £18 - £26.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Cumbria is 132 km. The road distance is 178 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Greater Manchester to Cumbria, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Cumbria, England?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Cumbria via Manchester City Centre, Hulme St (The Dancehouse), Manchester Oxford Road, Preston, and Penrith North Lakes in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Bullocks Coaches
Phone
0161 428 5265
Email
coachinfo@bullockscoaches.com
Website
bullockscoaches.com
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, St Mary's to Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bullockscoaches.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Longthwaite road end (Near Townend Cottage)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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