There are 2 ways to get from Cairnryan to Carlisle by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer to Carlisle National Express

$15 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cairnryan to Carlisle 104.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Cairnryan to Carlisle is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairnryan to Carlisle is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Cairnryan and Carlisle is 83 miles. The road distance is 104.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Cairnryan to Carlisle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Cairnryan, Post Office and arriving at Carlisle via Stranraer. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Cairnryan, Scotland and Carlisle, England?

National Express operates a bus from Cairnryan to Carlisle once a week. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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