There are 7 ways to get from Carlisle to Birmingham by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street

$120 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Birmingham National Express

$19 - $25

5 alternative options

Night train, train  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$104 - $154

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Birmingham 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX

$98 - $318

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX

$96 - $333

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$128 - $348

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Carlisle to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Birmingham twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $25 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $190
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The distance between Carlisle and Birmingham is 277 km. The road distance is 315 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £85 - £140.

Is there a direct train between Carlisle and Birmingham?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Carlisle and arriving at Birmingham New Street. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

Is there a direct bus between Carlisle and Birmingham?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Birmingham. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from Carlisle to Birmingham?

The train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street takes 2 h 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.