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from Carlisle to Birmingham

You can get from Carlisle to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Carlisle to Birmingham on Oct 22 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:09AMCarlisle2h56 11:05AMBirmingham New Street
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08:09AMCarlisle2h56 11:05AMBirmingham New Street
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08:50AMCarlisle3h15 12:05PMBirmingham New Street
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11:20AMCarlisle, Lonsdale Street4h45 04:05PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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11:45AMCarlisle, Lonsdale Street6h00 05:45PMBirmingham, Coach Station
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Travel Information from Carlisle to Birmingham

distanceDistance171 miles (276 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $51
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€29) • 2 h 56 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a bus or train to travel 171 miles (276 km) from Carlisle to Birmingham. A train is best for those looking to save money on this journey, with tickets costing about $36 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Carlisle to Birmingham.

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Travel from Carlisle to Birmingham
Travel to Birmingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Carlisle to Birmingham.
How do I travel from Carlisle to Birmingham?

You can travel between Carlisle and Birmingham 2 different ways: bus or train.

How do I get from Carlisle to Birmingham the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $36 (€29) compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

Taking a train is usually $16 (€13) less than taking a bus to Birmingham, which costs on average $51 (€42) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Carlisle to Birmingham is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by bus can take on average 4 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Birmingham by train can take on average 2 h 56 min.

How far is it from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The distance from Carlisle to Birmingham is approximately 171 miles (276 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Birmingham is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Carlisle and Birmingham as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling to Birmingham from Carlisle, what are the departure and arrival points in Carlisle and Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Carlisle to Birmingham:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Carlisle, Lonsdale Street to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Carlisle and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can take me from Carlisle to Birmingham?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Carlisle to Birmingham:

  • You can take a bus from Carlisle to Birmingham with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $51 (€42) with National Express from Carlisle to Birmingham.
  • You can go to Birmingham from Carlisle by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for $36 (€29) with Avanti West Coast from Carlisle to Birmingham on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Birmingham from Carlisle?

Yes, there are direct routes from Carlisle to Birmingham with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with National Express.

Direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Carlisle to Birmingham?
Looking to extend your trip from Carlisle to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Carlisle to Birmingham usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Carlisle to Birmingham online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Carlisle to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $51 (€42) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $36 (€29) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Carlisle to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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