There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour

$51 - $108

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Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beith, Strand X36 / ...

$28 - $31

2 alternative options

Train, line 11 bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 11

$34 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour 115.2 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £18 - £28 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour is to drive which costs £18 - £28 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) via Buchanan Bus Station and Beith, Strand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ardrossan Harbour via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Ardrossan Harbour is 91 miles. The road distance is 115.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £35 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £35 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £24 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour.
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  • Distance: 90.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Ardrossan Harbour, Scotland?

You can take a train from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour via Glasgow Central in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour via Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Beith, Strand, and Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Carlisle to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beith, Strand
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Beith, Strand station.

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Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Ardrossan Harbour station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Carlisle to Ardrossan Harbour.

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