Kirkby Stephen is served by the Settle - Carlisle railway line (operated by Northern Rail)

The following bus services operate from and around Kirkby Stephen

Cumbria Classic Coaches run services to Barnard Castle, Kendal, Hawes and Shap.

The Coast to Coast Packhorse provides an accommodation, car parking, cycle/baggage transfer and passenger transport service for walkers and cyclists travelling the ‘coast to coast’ route between St Bees and Robin Hoods Bay.