How to travel from Carlisle to Manchester

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from Carlisle to Manchester

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

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

National Express
Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
04:30PMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
04:00AMManchester, Coach Station
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
Carlisle station (CAR)
02:20PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
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Transpennine Express
Carlisle station (CAR)
12:38PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
Carlisle station (CAR)
01:21PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
Transpennine Express
Carlisle station (CAR)
03:20PMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
Carlisle station (CAR)
11:51AMManchester Oxford Road (MCO)
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Carlisle to Manchester

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 3 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or TransPennine Express

Take a train or bus to travel 101 miles (163 km) between Carlisle and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or TransPennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Carlisle to Manchester.

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Find the best trip between Carlisle and Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express and Northern Rail (3)! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Northern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom operating trains to Manchester from Carlisle. It operates a wide range of services, from express trains to local services, and offers a variety of ticket types. Express trains are the fastest services, with journey times of up to two hours. Local services are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Northern Rail also offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, and season tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a range of refreshments. The most popular routes for Northern Rail are between major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds.

    FAQs: Travel from Carlisle to Manchester

    FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

    You can get from Carlisle to Manchester 2 different ways: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Manchester is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

    Taking a bus costs $8 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€14) for the same trip.

    The fastest way to get to Manchester from Carlisle is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

    Other travel options to Manchester take longer:

    Bus takes on average 3 h 5 min.

    You should expect to travel around 101 miles (163 km) between Carlisle and Manchester.

    The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Manchester is:

    • Around 2 buses per day.
    • 16 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Manchester 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 Manchester:

    • Buses mostly leave from Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street) and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
    • Trains mostly leave from Carlisle and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

    • You can travel by bus to Manchester from Carlisle with National Express or FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Carlisle to Manchester tickets for $8 (€7) on Omio.
    • You can go to Manchester from Carlisle by train with TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains or Northern Rail (3). You'll see cheap train tickets for $16 (€14) with Virgin Trains from Carlisle to Manchester on Omio.

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

    • You can find 2 direct buses per day to Manchester with National Express or FlixBus.
    • You can find 6 direct trains per day to take to Manchester with TransPennine Express.

    Direct services to Manchester 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 route.

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