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There are 10 ways to get from Carlisle to Ashford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$203 - $314

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Train LNER  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$98 - $155

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Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent National Express / ...

$108 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Ashford 356.3 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$138 - $359

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$121 - $372

Train to Glasgow, fly to London City, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London City (LCY) GLA - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$141 - $443

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$121 - $288

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  3. Take the train from Tonbridge to Ashford International

$114 - $277

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from Stratford International to Ashford International

$160 - $433

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Ashford is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Ashford is to train which costs £150 - £250 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ashford, Kent via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Ashford. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Ashford International via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Ashford is 305 miles. The road distance is 356.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Ashford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs £150 - £250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Carlisle to Ashford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Ashford is to train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs £150 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £100 and takes 10 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Ashford.
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  • Distance: 305.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to Ashford via London Euston and St Pancras International in around 4 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Ashford via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London Victoria Coach Station in around 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stratford International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Tonbridge to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Ashford, Kent
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Carlisle to Ashford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Ashford, Kent station.

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Carlisle to Ashford train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Ashford is 356 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Carlisle to Ashford.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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