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Manchester to Carlisle

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Carlisle by train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Carlisle ?

Trip Manchester Carlisle

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance101 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Manchester to Carlisle and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Manchester Carlisle? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Fill in the date of your trip to Carlisle and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Manchester, trains, carpooling or buses of First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, Virgin Trains, National Express, MegaBus and Blablacar will carry you to Carlisle.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Carlisle bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Carlisle.

You may still have doubts to get to Carlisle by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Carlisle, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Carlisle to offer cheaper fares.
  • It is more environmentally friendly to travel on a modern bus than to carpool. In addition, the road Manchester Carlisle is shared by other vehicles and no additional infrastructure is needed to run a bus.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Carlisle watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • You will travel from Manchester to Carlisle on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Manchester Carlisle ?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Carlisle with direct service.

National Express Manchester CarlisleMegaBus Manchester Carlisle

Bus stops in Manchester

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Manchester from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Carlisle' should be displayed. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Carlisle

When you arrive in Carlisle, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Carlisle

Train Manchester to Carlisle

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Carlisle route?

Yes, the Manchester to Carlisle route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Carlisle and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Carlisle train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Manchester Carlisle

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Carlisle with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Carlisle train companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Carlisle

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Carlisle

  • Carlisle

Carpool from Manchester to Carlisle

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Carlisle ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Carlisle rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Carlisle!

When you are about to book a Manchester-Carlisle ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

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