How to travel from Birmingham to Carlisle

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Travel Information to Carlisle from Birmingham

distanceDistance171 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £49
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 2 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £49 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 171 miles from Birmingham to Carlisle. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Carlisle.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Carlisle.

There are 4 travel options from Birmingham to Carlisle: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Carlisle. Tickets for a train cost on average £27.

This is compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

A train is about £14 less than a coach, which costs on average £41 for this trip.

A train is £22 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Birmingham to Carlisle costing on average £49.

The quickest way to travel to Carlisle from Birmingham is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 42 min.

Carlisle is approximately 171 miles away from Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Carlisle is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • 13 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Birmingham to Carlisle as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Birmingham to Carlisle:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Birmingham, Coach Station to Carlisle.
  • Most travellers board their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Carlisle.

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

  • National Express can take you to Carlisle by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Birmingham to Carlisle for £41.
  • EasyJet can take you to Carlisle by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from Birmingham to Carlisle for £49.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Carlisle by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Birmingham to Carlisle tickets on Omio for £27.
Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Carlisle? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Carlisle usually extend their holiday 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.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £41 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £49 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £27 one way.

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

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