There are 8 ways to get from London to Cumbria by train, bus, car or plane

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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes

$168 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith National Express

$29 - $34

6 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$152 - $231

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Cumbria 296.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX

$188 - $595

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes

$141 - $356

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train, line 111 bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the line 111 bus from Penrith, Morrison's (Morrison's Supermarket) to Helton, Village Green (The Green)

$127 - $379

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

$117 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cumbria is to bus which costs £21 - £26 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cumbria is to train and fly which costs £140 - £460 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Helton, Village Green (The Green) via Penrith, Morrison's (Morrison's Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between London and Cumbria is 242 miles. The road distance is 296.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Cumbria without a car is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs £120 - £200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from London to Cumbria, including transfers.

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London to Cumbria bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Cumbria is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs £120 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £26 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Carlisle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Cumbria.
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  • Distance: 241.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between London, England and Cumbria, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Cumbria every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $260 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Cumbria once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $150
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $260
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
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
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Penrith
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Fellrunner
Phone
01228 226721
Email
secretary.fellrunnerbus@outlook.com
Website
fellrunnerbus.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Morrison's (Morrison's Supermarket) to Helton, Village Green (The Green)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
fellrunnerbus.co.uk

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