Penrith travel guide

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You're Going to Love Penrith

With a population of 14.793, Penrith is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Penrith

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pooley bridge inn (Finkle St) and TJ’S (Howtown) are great picks.

When to visit Penrith

Penrith in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Penrith in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Penrith


Although Penrith doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 80 km from Penrith.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Penrith, followed by Train. Located 0.4 km from the city centre, Penrith is the busiest station in Penrith. Another popular train station is Penrith Lazonby & Kirkoswald, located 10 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Penrith is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 136 km from Penrith. You’ll find branches of Easirent and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Manchester.


You can travel by bus to Penrith using National Express or FlixBus. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Penrith takes 169 km and will cost you around $36. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $81 for a journey of 443 km.

Airports near Penrith

Airlines serving Penrith

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,716 reviews)
Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,678 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
Good (2,568 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Penrith

From 5-star hotels such as the Roundthorn Country House & Luxury Apartments to great affordable options like the Strickland Arms, Penrith offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $264 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $266 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Penrith

Most booked hotels in Penrith

Yha Helvellyn
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
The Inn On The Lake
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
The George Hotel
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Shap Wells Hotel
Good (7.3, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Penrith

Expect to pay $2.95 per litre in Penrith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.33 and $47.11. Economy (Opel Crossland X or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Penrith, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.