How to get from Carlisle to Manchester

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from Carlisle to Manchester

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

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To get from Carlisle to Manchester on 30 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:32Carlisle1h48 10:20Manchester Oxford Road
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08:32Carlisle1h48 10:20Manchester Oxford Road
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08:50Carlisle2h03 10:53Manchester Oxford Road
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08:09Carlisle2h06 10:15Manchester Victoria
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09:34Carlisle1h46 11:20Manchester Oxford Road
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Travel Information from Carlisle to Manchester

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 1 h 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 101 miles (163 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Carlisle to Manchester. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Carlisle to Manchester.

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FAQs

You can travel from Carlisle to Manchester 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Carlisle to Manchester, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:

A flight is £40 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Carlisle to Manchester costing on average £40.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same journey. A ferry costs on average £1 from Carlisle to Manchester.

A flight is generally £45 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £45 from Carlisle to Manchester.

The quickest way to travel from Carlisle to Manchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 44 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 5 min   on average.

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The distance from Carlisle to Manchester is approximately 101 miles (163 km).

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Manchester is:

  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 36 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Carlisle and Manchester 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 Carlisle to Manchester:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Carlisle to Manchester depart from Carlisle to Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

  • National Express can get you to Manchester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Carlisle to Manchester for £40 on Omio.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast for trains to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Avanti West Coast Carlisle to Manchester tickets on Omio for £45.

Yes, there are direct routes from Carlisle to Manchester with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Manchester with with 15 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Carlisle to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Carlisle and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £40 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average £1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £45 one way.

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

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