There are 3 ways to get from Bolton to Carlisle by train or car

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Train  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the train from Bolton to Carlisle

£30 - £50

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Train via Preston  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bolton to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Carlisle

£28 - £129

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 52m

  1. Drive from Bolton to Carlisle 108.3 miles

£17 - £26

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The cheapest way to get from Bolton to Carlisle is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Bolton to Carlisle is to train which costs £30 - £50 and takes 1h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bolton and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 32m.

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The distance between Bolton and Carlisle is 93 miles. The road distance is 108.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Bolton to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs £30 - £50.

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The train from Bolton to Carlisle takes 1h 32m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Bolton to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Bolton station.

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Bolton to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolton to Carlisle is 108 miles. It takes approximately 1h 52m to drive from Bolton to Carlisle.

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  • Distance: 93.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 32m

What companies run services between Bolton, England and Carlisle, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Bolton to Carlisle every 4 hours. Tickets cost £30 - £50 and the journey takes 1h 32m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Train from Bolton to Preston
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Bolton to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120

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