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from Manchester to Carlisle

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Travel Information from Manchester to Carlisle

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 1 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€15) • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a bus or train to travel 101 miles (163 km) between Manchester and Carlisle. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Carlisle.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Carlisle.

How do I reach Carlisle from Manchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Carlisle: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Manchester to Carlisle?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Carlisle is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€15) compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

Taking a train is about $9 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $27 (€23) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

Other travel options to Carlisle can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 15 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Manchester to Carlisle would I travel?

Carlisle is approximately 101 miles (163 km) away from Manchester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Carlisle is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Manchester to Carlisle depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to Carlisle depart from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle.

Which travel operators can get me to Carlisle from Manchester?

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

  • You can travel to Carlisle from Manchester by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $27 (€23) with National Express from Manchester to Carlisle.
  • You can travel by train between Manchester and Carlisle with First Transpennine Express, and you can find First Transpennine Express Manchester to Carlisle tickets for $18 (€15) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

How early should I purchase Manchester to Carlisle tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $27 (€23) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $18 (€15) one way on average.

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

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