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from Carlisle to Birmingham

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

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Travel Information to Birmingham from Carlisle

distanceDistance171 miles (276 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £22 • 2 h 56 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £31 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 171 miles (276 km) by flight, coach or train between Carlisle and Birmingham. 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 £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are easyJet, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Carlisle to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Carlisle to Birmingham

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FAQs

What are my Carlisle to Birmingham travel options?

There are 3 travel options from Carlisle to Birmingham: flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Carlisle to Birmingham the cheapest way?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Carlisle to Birmingham, which costs on average £22.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A train journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Birmingham by plane, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

A train is about £13 less than a coach, which costs on average £35 for this journey.

What is the fastest way to get to Birmingham from Carlisle?

The fastest way from Carlisle to Birmingham is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 56 min.

What is the distance from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The distance from Carlisle to Birmingham is approximately 171 miles (276 km).

How many services a day are there between Carlisle and Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Birmingham is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

When going from Carlisle to Birmingham, where do I depart from Carlisle and where do I arrive in Birmingham?

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

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Carlisle to Birmingham depart from Carlisle, Lonsdale Street to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Carlisle and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Which travel companies can take me from Carlisle to Birmingham?

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

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Birmingham by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Carlisle to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £31.
  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Carlisle to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £35.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Carlisle to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £22.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Carlisle to Birmingham?

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

How early should I buy tickets from Carlisle to Birmingham online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Carlisle to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £31 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £35 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £22 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Carlisle to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.