There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to Cumbria 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes

$194 - $287

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Penrith National Express

$29 - $35

2 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Penrith North Lakes

$127 - $184

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Cumbria 257.2 miles

$55 - $80

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Cumbria via Birmingham New Street and Penrith North Lakes in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to Cumbria once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $170
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 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
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oxford to Cumbria?

The distance between Oxford and Cumbria is 332 km. The road distance is 412 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oxford to Cumbria?

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Cumbria is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 8 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to Cumbria?

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Cumbria is to drive which takes 4 h 15 min and costs £35 - £60.

Is there a direct bus between Oxford and Cumbria?

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Oxford 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 8 h 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Oxford to Cumbria?

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Oxford to Cumbria, including transfers.