How to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow

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from Carlisle to Glasgow

How to get from Carlisle to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Glasgow from Carlisle

distanceDistance84 miles (136 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $14 (€12) • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Virgin Trains

Take a train or bus to travel 84 miles (136 km) between Carlisle and Glasgow. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Carlisle to Glasgow.

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National Express and ScotRail will get you from Carlisle to Glasgow at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Carlisle - Glasgow travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Carlisle to Glasgow

      FAQs: Travel to Glasgow 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 Glasgow.

      There are 2 travel options from Carlisle to Glasgow: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Glasgow is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

      A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train with an average ticket price of $14 (€12) from Carlisle to Glasgow.

      The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Carlisle is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 11 min.

      Other travel options to Glasgow take longer:

      Getting to Glasgow by bus takes 1 h 55 min on average.

      The distance from Carlisle to Glasgow is approximately 84 miles (136 km).

      The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Glasgow is:

      • Around 4 buses per day.
      • 16 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses from Carlisle to Glasgow most often leave from Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street) and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
      • Trains mostly depart from Carlisle and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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

      • You can take a bus from Carlisle to Glasgow with National Express or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with FlixBus from Carlisle to Glasgow.
      • You can take a train from Carlisle to Glasgow with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Bus or Caledonian Sleeper. Cheap tickets can be found for $14 (€12) with Virgin Trains from Carlisle to Glasgow.

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

      • Direct buses with National Express or FlixBus with 4 direct buses per day.
      • 16 direct trains per day with Virgin Trains, ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from Carlisle to Glasgow? Many Omio customers who go from Carlisle to Glasgow usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool or Blackpool. If you're looking to explore London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool or Blackpool from Glasgow, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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