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Travel Information to Manchester from Carlisle

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £44
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £26 • 1 h 46 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 101 miles (163 km) by coach or train to Manchester from Carlisle. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Carlisle to Manchester.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Carlisle to Manchester

Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.

How do I travel to Manchester from Carlisle?

There are 2 travel options from Carlisle to Manchester: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Carlisle to Manchester?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Manchester. Tickets for a train cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A train is £17 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Carlisle to Manchester costing on average £44.

What is the quickest way from Carlisle to Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Manchester from Carlisle is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 46 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

How many miles from Carlisle to Manchester would I travel?

The distance between Carlisle and Manchester is around 101 miles (163 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Carlisle to Manchester is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Carlisle and Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Carlisle to Manchester?

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Carlisle, Lonsdale Street and tend to arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Trains mostly depart from Carlisle and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Which travel operators can get me from Carlisle to Manchester?

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

  • You can travel by coach between Carlisle and Manchester with National Express, and you can find National Express Carlisle to Manchester tickets for £44 on Omio.
  • You can go to Manchester from Carlisle by train with Avanti West Coast. You'll see cheap train tickets for £26 with Avanti West Coast from Carlisle to Manchester on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Carlisle?

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!

How early should I purchase Carlisle to Manchester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £44 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £26 one way on average.

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