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from Glasgow to Carlisle

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

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20 Oct
£9First Transpennine Express
£20National Express
21 Oct
£9First Transpennine Express
£20National Express
22 Oct
£9First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
23 Oct
£19First Transpennine Express
£19National Express
24 Oct
£19Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
26 Oct
£13Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
27 Oct
£13First Transpennine Express
£15National Express
29 Oct
£14Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
30 Oct
£11Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
31 Oct
£19Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
1 Nov
£11Avanti West Coast
£14National Express

Travel Information to Carlisle from Glasgow

distanceDistance84 miles (136 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Take a coach or train to travel 84 miles (136 km) to Carlisle from Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. 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 Glasgow to Carlisle.

Travel Tips

Travel from Glasgow to Carlisle
Travel to Carlisle 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 Glasgow to Carlisle.
What are my travel options from Glasgow to Carlisle?

You can travel to Carlisle from Glasgow 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle. Tickets for a train cost on average £11.

This is compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

A train is about £3 less than a coach, which costs on average £14 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Glasgow to Carlisle?

The fastest way from Glasgow to Carlisle is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 11 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 50 min   on average.

How far is Carlisle from Glasgow?

The distance from Glasgow to Carlisle is approximately 84 miles (136 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Glasgow to Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Carlisle is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Glasgow? Where do I arrive in Carlisle?

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

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Glasgow to Carlisle depart from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
  • Most travellers board their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Carlisle.
Who can get me from Glasgow to Carlisle?

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

  • You can go to Carlisle from Glasgow by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £14 with National Express from Glasgow to Carlisle on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Glasgow to Carlisle with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Glasgow to Carlisle tickets for £11 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Glasgow and Carlisle ends?
Omio customers who travel from Glasgow to Carlisle often also extend their holiday to go to London, Newcastle upon Tyne or Edinburgh. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Carlisle and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Carlisle from Glasgow online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Glasgow to Carlisle, 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 coach ticket is on average £14 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £11 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Carlisle 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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