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Location of Barrow-in-Furness; Maps, Travel Enquiry Phone Numbers and Links



Location

Barrow is situated in the southern tip of the Furness peninsula, on the North West Coast of England on the northern shoreline of Morecambe Bay.  It is only 20 minutes from the Lake District with outstanding scenery on both road and rail routes. You can see more information on visiting Barrow in our Tourism section.

You may also download the Tourist Information Point's "Travelling to Barrow" leaflet (as pdf 185Kb). This indicates the location of the main points of interest for tourists.

For detailed location and online street maps, including the location of Barrow Town Hall, see the Streetmaps.co.uk site.


For comprehensive public transport information visit the Traveline web site or visit Cumbria County Council's Public Transport Pages.

Link to Cumbria's Local Transport Plan on the Cumbria County Council Site.


By Road

Directions to Barrow:

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By Rail

The Furness line, north from Lancashire or south from Carlisle is a scenic coastal journey which calls at Barrow (and Dalton, Roose and Askam - dependent on timetable). There are also direct services from Manchester Airport to Barrow. For more details contact 08457 48 49 50 (from UK) or +44(0)20 7278 5240 (from outside UK) or use the journey planner at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.

Transpennine Express run train services to Barrow. Timetables and service information can be obtained from the Transpennine Express web site.

You can see live departures and live arrivals information for trains travelling through Barrow-in-Furness on the National Rail Enquiries web site.

For details of all public transport in Cumbria contact the National Traveline on 0871 200 2233 (national rate) or visit Cumbria County Council's Transport Pages.


By Coach or Bus

There is a daily National Express Coach service to Kendal with a link via X6 to Barrow. Stagecoach in Cumbria and other Operators operate a comprehensive bus service between local towns and the Lake District. For details contact National Express on 08705 80 80 80 or use their journey planner at http://www.nationalexpress.com/. Alternatively call National Traveline on  0871 200 22 33 (national rate).

Local bus services in Barrow are provided by Stagecoach and Other Operators(http://www.stagecoachbus.com/). You can download their timetables as pdf files from the Stagecoach web site.


National Traveline

The traveline web site can be found at http://traveline.info/.

The National Traveline phone number is: 0871 200 22 33. 

The Traveline Cumbria call centre is based in Whitehaven. It offers comprehensive information on all bus services in Cumbria as well as local boat and rail services.

Callers from outside Cumbria will be put through to their own regional call centre who will be able to transfer them to traveline Cumbria. Callers from within Cumbria wanting travel information for other parts of the Country can be automatically transferred by call centre staff to the appropriate regional call centre.

Callers outside Cumbria wanting information on services in the County can save time and money by connecting direct to the Cumbria by typing 874 as soon as they get the introductory recorded message after ringing the main traveline number. This also applies to those using mobile phones and BT phonecard plus.

Additions or amendments will be considered, with no guarantee of inclusion: customerservices@barrowbc.gov.uk

Barrow Borough Council does not accept responsibility for the content of external web sites.