There are 4 ways to get from Kendal to Penrith by train, bus, taxi 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 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kendal to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes

$14 - $37

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) to Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket) 106

$12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kendal to Penrith 28.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Kendal to Penrith 28.3 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kendal to Penrith is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 32 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Kendal to Penrith is to taxi which costs £75 - £95 and takes 32 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) station and arriving at Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket). Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Kendal to Penrith. However, there are services departing from Kendal and arriving at Penrith North Lakes via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

More details

The distance between Kendal and Penrith is 24 miles. The road distance is 28.3 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Kendal to Penrith without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £10 - £29.

More details

It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Kendal to Penrith, including transfers.

More details

Kendal to Penrith bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre).

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Kendal to Penrith is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £10 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 and takes 1 h 20 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Kendal to Penrith.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 23.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

What companies run services between Kendal, England and Penrith, England?

You can take a train from Kendal to Penrith via Oxenholme Lake District in around 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Kendal to Penrith 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) to Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kendal to Penrith
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Kendal to Penrith bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Penrith, Booth's Supermarket (opp Morrisons supermarket) station.

More details

Kendal to Penrith train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Penrith North Lakes station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Kendal to Penrith is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Kendal to Penrith.

Get driving directions

Book your Kendal to Penrith train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 499+ hotels available in Penrith. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

More details