How to get from Manchester to Carlisle

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Travel Information to Carlisle from Manchester

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £51 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 101 miles (163 km) between Manchester and Carlisle. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express 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.
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There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Carlisle: coach, flight, ferry or train.

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Carlisle:

A flight is £31 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Manchester to Carlisle costing on average £31.

A flight is £1 less than a ferry for this trip with tickets for a ferry from Manchester to Carlisle costing on average £1.

A flight journey is usually £51 less than a journey to Carlisle by train, which costs on average £51 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Manchester to Carlisle is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 36 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Carlisle by coach can take on average 2 h 54 min.

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You should expect to travel around 101 miles (163 km) from Manchester to Carlisle.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Carlisle is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Carlisle from 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 for travellers from Manchester to Carlisle:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Carlisle.
  • Trains from Manchester to Carlisle most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carlisle.

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

  • You can take a coach from Manchester to Carlisle with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £31 with National Express from Manchester to Carlisle.
  • You can go to Carlisle from Manchester by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £51 with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Carlisle on Omio.
Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Carlisle don't make Carlisle their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Carlisle trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Carlisle to any of these top destinations today!

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 £31 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £51 one way on average for this trip.

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.

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