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Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

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Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Hi there. I will be staying in Keswick and need to catch an 11:27 train out. I see there is a 10:20 bus leaving Keswick arriving at the Penrith rail station at 11:05. I am unfamiliar with the area (coming from a different country) and wondering if 1. is the bus reliable to go by that time? 2. is that sufficient time to get onto the train? I'm assuming Penrith is not a large train station.

If it doesn't seem do-able, are taxis a faster/more efficient way to get from Kesiwck to Penrith? If so, does anyone know how much it usually cost/what the damage is?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Bus fare is/was £5.50 per person. Buses are reliable, stop at the station which is small with 2 platforms so plenty of time.

Taxis are about £30 for the journey.

If the bus is late turning up at Keswick, still plenty of time to get a taxi.

By the way it is a lot cheaper to book your Train ticket in advance.

Edited: 26 May 2013, 13:55
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2. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Thank you so much for the reassurance! Yes, I am planning on purchasing my train ticket advance online, hence wanted to see how reliable the buses are and whether i can make the train in time. Appreciate your help.

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3. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

The bus is reliable..I use it every time.and it stops outside the rail station

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4. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

that's really good to know. thank you! i was actually leaning more towards taking a taxi given the short time constraints...but may look into the bus more now!

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5. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

If you need a taxi as an emergency measure, Iain's Taxis are great - 017687 36333/36676. They charge £28 from Keswick to Penrith. Hope this helps :)

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6. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Can we get taxi from Penrith station to our hotel in Keswick? There are four of us and bus would not be ideal. Please help. We'll have a fair amount of luggage. Thanks

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7. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

No problem taxis usually at station , but a lot cheaper to pre-book a Keswick "taxi" to meet your train.

Your hotel in Keswick would probably do this for you.

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8. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Here's a reliable Keswick-based taxi company. I'm sure they'd be able to meet you off a train at Penrith if you pre-booked

http://www.daviestaxis.co.uk/

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9. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Hello,

I will also be in Keswick this September and am having some trouble looking up bus information from Keswick to Penrith. Where can this information be found online? Is there a website for buses/coach like the National Rail or National Express webpages?

Thank you!

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10. Re: Keswick to Penrith Taxi cost & Bus reliability

Link to timetables

X4-X5 is the one for Keswick to Penrith

cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/…eden.asp

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