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Cumbria is home to the world famous Lake District, packed with breath-taking scenery and beautiful walks. If you want to explore Cumbria and the Lakes, you can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Cumbria with TransPennine Express.
The main towns in Cumbria are connected by the rail network, whether you’re travelling to Penrith, Oxenholme or Windermere. You can also enjoy onward travel across the region using the local bus network – simply go here for timetables. For shorter journeys, you can also pick up taxis from outside all the major train stations in the area.
The journey time to Cumbria depends on your destination and where you’re travelling from. The Manchester to Oxenholme train takes around 1 hour 10 minutes, whilst the journey from Preston to Carlisle takes just over an hour. Trains from Newcastle to Carlisle have a journey time of 1 hour 20 minutes, whilst Carlisle to Penrith takes just 15 minutes.
You can get cheap train tickets to Cumbria if you purchase them with a Railcard, like a 16-25 Railcard. It’s also possible to reduce the cost of your train ticket by being flexible with your trains and travelling outside of peak times. If you buy an advance ticket to Cumbria you can also save over 50%.
The biggest train station in Cumbria is Carlisle train station. Just under 2 million passengers pass through it every year.
Cumbria is the second largest county in the UK, but one of the most sparsely populated. It is located on the North West coast of England bordering Scotland to the north, Northumberland and County Durham to the east, Lancashire to the south and Yorkshire to the south east.
The region is famous for being the home of the Lake District. Known the world over for its breath-taking scenery, beautiful lakes, stunning walks and picturesque towns and villages it is one of the most popular places to visit in the UK. It is home to three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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