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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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Trip Manchester Carlisle

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance101 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Carlisle?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling to plan your trip Manchester Carlisle. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Carlisle by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Carlisle on a map as well as the route Manchester Carlisle and the different connecting points (Carlisle Railway Station, Carlisle Coach Station, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Airport Railway Station, Manchester Oxford Road Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-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.

Going by bus from Manchester to Carlisle may not be so obvious to you. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Carlisle.

  • During the trip Manchester Carlisle, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • You are driven to Carlisle by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 101 mi trip.

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'Carlisle' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. 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

As soon as the coach stops at Carlisle, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Carlisle

What are the bus companies operating the Manchester Carlisle ?

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Carlisle is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester CarlisleMegaBus Manchester 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 has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

Before you book your Manchester-Carlisle ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

Train Manchester to Carlisle

Manchester Carlisle train companies

The train company that operates this journey is First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Carlisle

Intercity Train Manchester Carlisle

The railway station bewteen Manchester and Carlisle are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Carlisle

  • Carlisle

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

Yes, it is possible to go from Manchester to Carlisle by train without making any changes. 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 find the cheapest Manchester-Carlisle train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Carlisle?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Carlisle (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Carlisle where the coach will drop you off at Carlisle station situated at about 0.6 mi from Carlisle city centre.
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Manchester-Carlisle with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Carlisle at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Preston to Carlisle with the train which leaves Preston station to arrive at Carlisle railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journeys Manchester-Preston with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre) and from Preston to Carlisle with the train which leaves Preston station to arrive at Carlisle railway station (England United Kingdom)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Carlisle (101.9 mi)
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