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There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Alston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 888 bus  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Langwathby
  2. Take the line 888 bus from Langwathby, Rail Station to Alston, Hendersons Garage 888

Cheapest option

Train, line 681 bus  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
  2. Take the line 681 bus from Haltwhistle, Railway Station to Alston, Hendersons Garage 681

£7 - £19

3 alternative options

Train, line 888 bus via Penrith North Lakes  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the line 888 bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Alston, Hendersons Garage 888

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Alston 29.1 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Alston 29.1 miles

£4 - £7

Carlisle → Alston
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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Alston is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Alston is to taxi which costs £65 - £85 and takes 36 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Alston is 21 miles. The road distance is 29.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Alston without a car is to train and line 888 bus which takes 1h 57m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Carlisle to Alston, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Alston is 29 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Carlisle to Alston.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Alston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Alston.
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  • Distance: 20.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Alston, Cumbria, England?

There is no direct connection from Carlisle to Alston. However, you can take the train to Langwathby, take the walk to Langwathby, Rail Station, then take the line 888 bus to Alston, Hendersons Garage. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carlisle to Alston via Penrith North Lakes and Penrith, Rail Station in around 1h 58m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Langwathby
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £14
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£11 - £16
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£7 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haltwhistle
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£11 - £15
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Langwathby, Rail Station to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Alston
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527 575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Metro Taxis
Phone
+44 1228 522 088
KV Cars - Carlisle Taxi
Phone
+44 1228 263 646
Website
kvcars.net
Carlisle Taxis
Phone
+44 1228 247 365
Website
carlisle-taxis.com
AAA Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 808 777

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