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There are 4 ways to get from Stirling to Cumbria by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes

£40 - £228

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Bus  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express

£14 - £18

2 alternative options

Train, line 104 bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Carlisle
  2. Take the line 104 bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Penrith, Bus Station 104

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Cumbria 139.6 miles

£21 - £35

Stirling to Cumbria by train and bus

The journey time between Stirling and Cumbria is around 5h 36m and covers a distance of around 170 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 39m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, TransPennine Express Service and others, the Stirling to Cumbria service departs from Stirling and arrives in Pooley Bridge, Ullswater Steamer Pier. Typically 50 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 36m
Fastest journey time:
3h 39m
Services per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
18:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Cumbria train and bus schedules

Stirling → Cumbria
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The cost-effective way to get from Stirling to Cumbria is to bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 5h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Cumbria is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling to Cumbria. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Islamic Centre and arriving at Watermillock, Longthwaite road end via Glasgow and Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Stirling and Cumbria is 115 miles. The road distance is 139.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cumbria without a car is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs £35 - £230.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Stirling to Cumbria, including transfers.

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Stirling to Cumbria bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Cumbria is to train which takes 4h 40m and costs £35 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £19 and takes 5h 51m.

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Stirling to Cumbria bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Cumbria is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Stirling to Cumbria.

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  • Distance: 115.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Cumbria, England?

You can take a train from Stirling to Cumbria via Haymarket, Penrith North Lakes, and Penrith, Rail Station in around 4h 40m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Penrith once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 35m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
Train from Stirling to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£18 - £160
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £100
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Penrith, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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