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from Carlisle to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Carlisle to Edinburgh on 21 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00Carlisle1h18 10:18Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way
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09:00Carlisle1h18 10:18Edinburgh Waverley
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£131One-way
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11:02Carlisle1h16 12:18Edinburgh Waverley
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£151One-way
08:16Carlisle1h22 09:38Edinburgh Waverley
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£231One-way
10:13Carlisle1h25 11:38Edinburgh Waverley
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£281One-way

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Thu
21 Oct
£13Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£13Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£27First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£23First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£15Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£13Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£9First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£39First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£10First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£10First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£10First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£39First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£10First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Tue
9 Nov
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£22National Express

Travel Information between Carlisle and Edinburgh

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £22
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £14 • 1 h 16 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £14 • 1 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 73 miles (118 km) by coach or train between Carlisle and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh.

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Travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Travel to Edinburgh 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 Carlisle to Edinburgh.
FAQs
How do you get from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh including taking a coach or train.

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh, which costs on average £14.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A train is £8 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh costing on average £22.

What is the fastest way from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Carlisle to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 16 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh from Carlisle can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 3 h 30 min.

How many miles from Carlisle to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance between Carlisle and Edinburgh is around 73 miles (118 km).

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Edinburgh is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Carlisle, Lonsdale Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

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

  • You can travel between Carlisle and Edinburgh by coach with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £22 with National Express from Carlisle to Edinburgh.
  • You can go to Edinburgh from Carlisle by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £14 with Avanti West Coast from Carlisle to Edinburgh on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Carlisle and Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available from Carlisle to Edinburgh with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Edinburgh from Carlisle.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Carlisle and Edinburgh ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Carlisle to Edinburgh? Many Omio customers who go from Carlisle to Edinburgh usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Glasgow or Manchester from Edinburgh, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Edinburgh from Carlisle online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £22 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £14 one way for this trip.

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

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