There are 6 ways to get from Inverness to Cumbria by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$106 - $215

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Bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express

$54 - $71

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Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Cumbria 281.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$145 - $345

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Newcastle (NCL) ABZ - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$205 - $455

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$150 - $292

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Helton, Village Green (The Green) via Glasgow, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Cumbria is 208 miles. The road distance is 281.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Cumbria without a car is to train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Inverness to Cumbria, including transfers.

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Inverness to Cumbria bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Cumbria is to train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Inverness to Cumbria bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Cumbria is 282 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Inverness to Cumbria.

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Flybe and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Cumbria.
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  • Distance: 208.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Cumbria via Haymarket and Penrith North Lakes in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Cumbria via Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) in around 8 h 19 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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 Penrith
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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