How to get from Cardiff to Carlisle

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Carlisle

distanceDistance236 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£58 - £159
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £58 • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £159 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, Loganair or Transport for Wales

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 236 miles to Carlisle from Cardiff. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £58. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express, Loganair or Transport for Wales among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Carlisle.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cardiff and Carlisle. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Carlisle. Tickets for a coach cost on average £58.

This is compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

A coach is about £101 less than a flight, which costs on average £159 for this journey.

A coach is about £74 less than a train, which costs on average £132 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Carlisle from Cardiff is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 49 min.

The Cardiff to Carlisle distance is approximately 236 miles.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Carlisle is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cardiff and 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 Cardiff to Carlisle:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens to Carlisle.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Cardiff to Carlisle depart from Cardiff Central to Carlisle.

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

  • You can travel to Carlisle from Cardiff by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £58 with National Express from Cardiff to Carlisle.
  • You can take a flight from Cardiff to Carlisle with Loganair. Cheap tickets can be found for £159 with Loganair from Cardiff to Carlisle.
  • You can travel from Cardiff to Carlisle by train with Transport for Wales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £132 with Transport for Wales from Cardiff to Carlisle.
Your journey from Cardiff to Carlisle doesn't have to end in Carlisle. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne to your Cardiff to Carlisle trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Carlisle today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £58 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £159 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £132 one way.

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

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