There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 11 min

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

$201 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

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

$30 - $36

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London to Cumbria 296.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle  •  3 h 48 min

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

$188 - $596

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$142 - $357

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$118 - $346

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train, line 508 bus  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the line 508 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Watermillock, Brackenrigg Hotel

$129 - $385

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Cumbria is to bus which costs £22 - £27 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Cumbria is to train which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £150 - £230.

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The distance between London and Cumbria is 387 km. The road distance is 474 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from London to Cumbria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station 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 7 h 49 min.

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Cumbria every 3 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 - $35 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 City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 3 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 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $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
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, Brackenrigg Hotel
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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