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from Carlisle to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Carlisle to Manchester on Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMCarlisle, Lonsdale Street3h10 02:55PMManchester, Coach Station
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$461One-way
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11:45AMCarlisle, Lonsdale Street3h10 02:55PMManchester, Coach Station
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$461One-way
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12:50AMCarlisle, Lonsdale Street3h10 04:00AMManchester, Coach Station
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$521One-way

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Sat
Nov 27
$67First Transpennine Express
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Sun
Nov 28
$57Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
Mon
Nov 29
$36Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
Tue
Nov 30
$36Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Wed
Dec 1
$37Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Thu
Dec 2
$36Avanti West Coast
$41National Express
Fri
Dec 3
$36Avanti West Coast
$46National Express
Sat
Dec 4
$36Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Sun
Dec 5
$53Avanti West Coast
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Mon
Dec 6
$36Avanti West Coast
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Tue
Dec 7
$24Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$24Avanti West Coast
$33National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$24Avanti West Coast
$34National Express
Fri
Dec 10
$24Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$24Avanti West Coast
$38National Express
Sun
Dec 12
$26First Transpennine Express
$33National Express
Mon
Dec 13
$18First Transpennine Express
$33National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$18First Transpennine Express
$34National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$33First Transpennine Express
$30National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$18First Transpennine Express
$33National Express
Fri
Dec 17
$24Avanti West Coast
$41National Express

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Travel from Carlisle to Manchester
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.
FAQs
How do I get from Carlisle to Manchester?

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

What is the cheapest way from Carlisle to Manchester?

The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Carlisle is by taking a bus, which costs on average $25 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A bus is generally $21 (€18) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $46 (€38) from Carlisle to Manchester.

What is the fastest way to get from Carlisle to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Carlisle is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 50 min.

Other travel options to Manchester can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Carlisle to Manchester would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there between Carlisle and Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Manchester is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Carlisle? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Carlisle at Carlisle, Lonsdale Street and arrive in Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains from Carlisle to Manchester most often leave from Carlisle and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel operators can get me to Manchester from Carlisle?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Carlisle to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Carlisle to Manchester tickets on Omio for $25 (€20).
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for First Transpennine Express Carlisle to Manchester tickets on Omio for $46 (€38).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Carlisle to Manchester?
Many of our customers traveling from Carlisle to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool or Edinburgh, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Carlisle to Manchester online to get the best deals?

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 costs $25 (€20) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $46 (€38) one way on average for this trip.

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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