How to get from Bristol to Carlisle

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from Bristol to Carlisle

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bristol to Carlisle on 27 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:35Bristol Temple Meads4h25 17:00Carlisle
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12:35Bristol Temple Meads4h25 17:00Carlisle
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10:35Bristol Temple Meads4h24 14:59Carlisle
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08:35Bristol Temple Meads4h25 13:00Carlisle
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16:35Bristol Temple Meads4h30 21:05Carlisle
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Travel Information from Bristol to Carlisle

distanceDistance237 miles (383 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£52 - £133
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £52 • 7 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 237 miles (383 km) to Carlisle from Bristol. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £52. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bristol to Carlisle.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bristol 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 Bristol to Carlisle.

There are 3 ways to travel between Bristol and Carlisle including taking a flight, coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bristol to Carlisle. Tickets for a coach cost on average £52.

This is compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

A coach is £1 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Bristol to Carlisle costing on average £53.

A coach is £81 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Bristol to Carlisle costing on average £133.

The fastest way from Bristol to Carlisle is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options between Bristol and Carlisle can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 24 min   of travel time.

The distance between Bristol and Carlisle is around 237 miles (383 km).

The average frequency per day from Bristol to Carlisle is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bristol to Carlisle:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Bristol, City Centre and tend to arrive in Carlisle.
  • Trains from Bristol to Carlisle most often leave from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Carlisle.

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

  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Carlisle. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Bristol to Carlisle tickets on Omio for £53.
  • 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 Bristol to Carlisle for £52.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Carlisle by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Bristol to Carlisle tickets on Omio for £133.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bristol to Carlisle often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bristol and Carlisle itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Carlisle and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Plane tickets cost £53 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £52 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £133 one way on average.

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

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