There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Darlington
  3. Take the bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) X75 / ...

$42 - $96

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Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K) X21

$21 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus, line 572 bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Brough, Clock (Market Square) 574
  2. Take the line 572 bus from Brough, Clock (Ivy Cottages) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate) 572

$27 - $42

Train, line 6 bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Durham, Bus Station to West Auckland, Eden Garage 6

$37 - $88

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Barnard Castle 59.8 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle station to Barnard Castle. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and arriving at Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate) via Eldon Square Bus Station and Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand E). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Barnard Castle is 47 miles. The road distance is 59.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 18 min and costs £30 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Barnard Castle bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station).

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Carlisle to Barnard Castle bus services, operated by Go North East, arrive at Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K).

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Barnard Castle is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Carlisle to Barnard Castle.

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There are 440+ hotels available in Barnard Castle. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Barnard Castle.
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  • Distance: 47.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Barnard Castle, England?

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Barnard Castle via Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), Brough, Clock (Market Square), and Brough, Clock (Ivy Cottages) in around 4 h 1 min.

Train operators
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Darlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Bus operators
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Darlington, Town Hall to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand B (Outside 17 Galgate)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to West Auckland, Eden Garage
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Classic Coaches
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Brough, Clock (Market Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Brough, Clock (Ivy Cottages) to Barnard Castle, Galgate - Stand A (Outside boundary of Ph & 9 galgate)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Bishop Auckland, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand K)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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