How to get from Penrith to Carlisle

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Recommended option

Train  •  15 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle

$8 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Graham Street (junction with Graham Street) to Harraby, Peterill Terrace (old Garage) 104 / ...

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penrith to Carlisle 21.1 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Carlisle 21.1 miles

$4 - $7

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Penrith to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $24 and the journey takes 15 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Penrith to Carlisle once daily. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Graham Street (junction with Graham Street) to Harraby, Peterill Terrace (old Garage)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Irving of Dalston
Phone
01228 710810
Email
irvingofdalston@gmail.com
Website
irvingofdalstoncoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) to Denton Holme, Kenmount Place (no.s 95 to 97 - top stop)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
irvingofdalstoncoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Penrith and Carlisle is 28 km. The road distance is 34 km.

The cheapest way to get from Penrith to Carlisle is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Penrith to Carlisle is to train which takes 15 min and costs £6 - £18.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Penrith North Lakes and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Penrith, Graham Street (junction with Graham Street) and arriving at Harraby, Peterill Terrace (old Garage). Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

The train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle takes 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.