How to travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh

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from Carlisle to Edinburgh

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

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To get from Carlisle to Edinburgh on Oct 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:06PMCarlisle2h46 04:52PMEdinburgh Waverley
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02:06PMCarlisle2h46 04:52PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Carlisle

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$14 - $38
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $14 (€14) • 1 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€14) • 1 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 73 miles (118 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Carlisle and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Carlisle to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips: Travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.

There are 4 travel options from Carlisle to Edinburgh: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Carlisle is by taking a train with an average price of $14 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a train is usually $23 (€23) less than taking a bus to Edinburgh, which costs on average $38 (€36) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Carlisle to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 16 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by bus can take on average 2 h 50 min.

The distance from Carlisle to Edinburgh is approximately 73 miles (118 km).

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Edinburgh is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Edinburgh from Carlisle as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Carlisle to Edinburgh:

  • Buses mostly leave from Carlisle and tend to arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Trains mostly depart from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

  • You can go to Edinburgh from Carlisle by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $38 (€36) with National Express from Carlisle to Edinburgh on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for $14 (€14) with Avanti West Coast from Carlisle to Edinburgh.

Yes, there are direct services available from Carlisle to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and travel with Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast.

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

Omio customers who travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh often also extend their vacation to go to London, Glasgow or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Edinburgh and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Carlisle to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $38 (€36) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $14 (€14) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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