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from Manchester to Carlisle

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Travel Information to Carlisle from Manchester

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £20
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £13 • 1 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 1 h 41 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or First Transpennine Express

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 41 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. 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.

How do you get from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Carlisle, which costs on average £13.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Carlisle:

A train is about £7 less than a coach, which costs on average £20 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Carlisle?

The fastest way to get to Carlisle from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 41 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 15 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

How many services a day are there between Manchester and Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Carlisle is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Manchester and 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 who book a coach ticket from Manchester to Carlisle depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carlisle.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Carlisle?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Carlisle from Manchester with National Express, and you can find National Express Manchester to Carlisle tickets for £20 on Omio.
  • You can go to Carlisle from Manchester by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £13 with First Transpennine Express from Manchester to Carlisle on Omio.

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!

How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Carlisle ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester to Carlisle, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £20 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £13 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.