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There are 4 ways to get from Penrith to Carlisle by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  15 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle

£6 - £27

3 alternative options

Line 104 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 104 bus from Penrith, Graham Street to Carlisle, The Courts 104

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penrith to Carlisle 19.9 miles

£45 - £60

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Carlisle 19.9 miles

£3 - £5

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

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The quickest way to get from Penrith to Carlisle is to train which costs £6 - £27 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Penrith, Graham Street and arriving at Carlisle, The Courts. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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

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The distance between Penrith and Carlisle is 18 miles. The road distance is 19.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Penrith to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 15 min and costs £6 - £27.

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

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Penrith to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, depart from Penrith, Graham Street station.

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Penrith to Carlisle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Penrith North Lakes station.

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The best way to get from Penrith to Carlisle is to train which takes 15 min and costs £6 - £27. Alternatively, you can line 104 bus, which costs and takes 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Penrith to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 17.5 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £27 and the journey takes 15 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Stagecoach North West operates a bus from Penrith, Graham Street to Carlisle, The Courts hourly, and the journey takes 46 min.

Train operators
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
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Graham Street to Carlisle, The Courts
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Station Taxis Penrith
Phone
+44 1768 211 004
Website
stationtaxispenrith.co.uk
Penrith Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 899 298
Website
penrithtaxis.com
Abbey Taxis of Penrith
Phone
+44 7789 023 023
Website
abbeytaxisofpenrith.co.uk
A1 Acclaim Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 866 842
Website
a1acclaimtaxispenrith.co.uk

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Penrith to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Carlisle, The Courts station.

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Penrith to Carlisle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Penrith to Carlisle is 20 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Penrith to Carlisle.

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