Penrith travel guide

Penrith Tourism | Penrith Guide

You're Going to Love Penrith

With a population of 14,793, Penrith is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Penrith deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Penrith

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pooley bridge inn (Finkle St) and The Cross Keys Inn (5 Carleton Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Penrith

Penrith in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel
Penrith in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Penrith

Plane

Although Penrith doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 50 miles from Penrith.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Penrith, followed by Avanti West Coast. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Penrith is the busiest station in Penrith. Another popular train station is Penrith Lazonby & Kirkoswald, located 6 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Penrith is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 90 miles from Penrith. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Penrith using National Express or FlixBus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Penrith takes 200 miles and will cost you around C$ 30. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about C$ 95 for a journey of 275 miles.

Plane

Although Penrith doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 50 miles from Penrith.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Penrith, followed by Avanti West Coast. Located 0.3 miles from the city centre, Penrith is the busiest station in Penrith. Another popular train station is Penrith Lazonby & Kirkoswald, located 6 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Penrith is to pick up a car rental from Edinburgh, which is about 90 miles from Penrith. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Edinburgh.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Penrith using National Express or FlixBus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Penrith takes 200 miles and will cost you around C$ 30. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about C$ 95 for a journey of 275 miles.

Airports near Penrith

Airlines serving Penrith

Lufthansa
Good (4,703 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,678 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,550 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,230 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,612 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,980 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,073 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (686 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
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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 The Greyhound Hotel, Penrith offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 197 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 226 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Penrith

Most booked hotels in Penrith

Yha Helvellyn
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 26+
North Lakes Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 198+
The George Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 153+
Shap Wells Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 170+
Yha Patterdale
2 stars
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
C$ 52+

Renting a car in Penrith

Expect to pay C$ 2.56 per litre in Penrith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.61 and C$ 40.81. The most frequently booked car type in Penrith is Compact (Peugeot 2008 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay C$ 2.56 per litre in Penrith (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 30.61 and C$ 40.81. The most frequently booked car type in Penrith is Compact (Peugeot 2008 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Fiat 500 or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.