Travel options
from Manchester to Carlisle

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Carlisle on 20 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:27Manchester Piccadilly1h45 10:12Carlisle
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£441One-way
Cheapest
10:30Manchester, Coach Station3h15 13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
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£281One-way
Other options
08:48Manchester Piccadilly1h59 10:47Carlisle
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£421One-way
18:26Manchester Piccadilly1h50 20:16Carlisle
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£441One-way
18:47Manchester Piccadilly2h01 20:48Carlisle
1 changes
£421One-way

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Tue
19 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£38First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£31Northern Rail
£34National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£41Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£27Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£32Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£27Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£32Avanti West Coast
£20National Express

Travel Information from Manchester to Carlisle

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £27 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 101 miles (163 km) by coach or train to Carlisle from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Carlisle.

Travel Tips

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

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Manchester and Carlisle. You can take a coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Carlisle. Tickets for a train cost on average £27.

This is compared to other travel options to Carlisle:

A train is £1 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Manchester to Carlisle costing on average £28.

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

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Carlisle is by train, which takes on average 1 h 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Carlisle by coach can take on average 3 h 15 min.

How many miles from Manchester to Carlisle would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Carlisle is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carlisle.
Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

  • Travel with National Express for coaches to Carlisle. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Manchester to Carlisle tickets on Omio for £28.
  • Avanti West Coast can take you to Carlisle by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Carlisle for £27.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Carlisle?
Your journey from Manchester to Carlisle doesn't have to end in Carlisle. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne to your Manchester to Carlisle trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Carlisle today!
When should I book a ticket between Manchester and Carlisle online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Carlisle, 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 on average £28 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £27 one way on average for this route.

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