There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Maryport

$56 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) 600

$20 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) 600

$30 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth 86.4 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Cockermouth, England?

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth via Carlisle and Maryport in around 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) in around 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Cockermouth is 117 km. The road distance is 138 km.

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £13 - £21.

No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth. However, there are services departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) and arriving at Cockermouth, Main Street (Monument) via Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth, including transfers.