There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Alston by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Alston, Hendersons Garage 680

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Alston 29.1 miles

£65 - £85

2 alternative options

Bus, line 680 bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton 685
  2. Take the line 680 bus from Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton to Alston, Hendersons Garage 680

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Alston 29.1 miles

£4 - £7

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle, The Courts and arriving at Alston, Hendersons Garage. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 1h 37m.

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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 bus which takes 1h 37m and costs .

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The bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Alston, Hendersons Garage takes 1h 37m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Carlisle to Alston bus services, operated by Telfords Coaches, depart from Carlisle, The Courts station.

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Carlisle to Alston bus services, operated by Telfords Coaches, arrive at Alston, Hendersons Garage station.

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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 301+ hotels available in Alston. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 20.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 37m

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

Telfords Coaches operates a bus from Carlisle to Alston twice a week, and the journey takes 1h 37m.

Bus operators
Telfords Coaches
Phone
+44(0) 13873 75677
Email
alistair@telfordscoaches.com
Website
telfordscoaches.com
Bus from Carlisle, The Courts to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Telfords Coaches
Bus from Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton to Alston, Hendersons Garage
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Telfords Coaches
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach North West
Arriva Northumbria
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£1 - £3
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station to Brampton, Shoulder of Mutton
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
Website
aaa-taxis.com

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