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from Glasgow to Carlisle

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Nov 29
$17First Transpennine Express
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$15Avanti West Coast
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$17First Transpennine Express
$27National Express

Travel Information between Glasgow and Carlisle

distanceDistance84 miles (136 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 84 miles (136 km) by bus or train from Glasgow to Carlisle. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Glasgow to Carlisle.

Travel Tips

Travel from Glasgow to Carlisle
Travel to Carlisle 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 Glasgow to Carlisle.
How do I get from Glasgow to Carlisle?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Glasgow and Carlisle. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Glasgow and Carlisle?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

Taking a train is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a bus to Carlisle, which costs on average $20 (€16) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Glasgow to Carlisle?

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

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 50 min   on average.

What is the distance from Glasgow to Carlisle?

Carlisle is approximately 84 miles (136 km) away from Glasgow.

How many services a day are there from Glasgow to Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Carlisle is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Glasgow and in Carlisle?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
  • Most travelers board their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Carlisle.
Which travel companies can take me from Glasgow to Carlisle?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Carlisle. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Glasgow to Carlisle tickets on Omio for $20 (€16).
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Carlisle by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Glasgow to Carlisle for $15 (€13).
Where should I go next after I travel from Glasgow to Carlisle?
Looking to extend your trip from Glasgow to Carlisle? Many Omio customers who go from Glasgow to Carlisle usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh from Carlisle, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Glasgow to Carlisle tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $20 (€16) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $15 (€13) one way on average.

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

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