How to travel from Carlisle to Manchester

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Travel Information between Carlisle and Manchester

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$28 - $39
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $28 (€25) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $39 (€35) • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Transpennine Express

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 101 miles (163 km) from Carlisle to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $28 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Carlisle to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Carlisle to Manchester

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Carlisle and Manchester. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Carlisle is by taking a bus, which costs on average $28 (€25).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A bus is $11 (€10) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Carlisle to Manchester costing on average $39 (€35).

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Carlisle is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 41 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 10 min.

The Carlisle to Manchester distance is around 101 miles (163 km).

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Manchester is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 29 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Carlisle to Manchester as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train 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 and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Carlisle to Manchester most often leave from Carlisle and 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 from Carlisle to Manchester by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $28 (€25) with National Express from Carlisle to Manchester.
  • You can take a train from Carlisle to Manchester with Transpennine Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $39 (€35) with Transpennine Express from Carlisle to Manchester.
Your trip from Carlisle to Manchester doesn't have to end in Manchester. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’d like to add London, Liverpool or Edinburgh to your Carlisle to Manchester tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Manchester today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $28 (€25) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $39 (€35) one way.

But we recommend booking Carlisle to Manchester 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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