There are 6 ways to get from Carlisle to Birmingham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street

$110 - $180

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$18 - $23

4 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  3 h 46 min

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

$94 - $142

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Birmingham 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Edinburgh, fly  •  4 h 28 min

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

$93 - $320

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  4 h 19 min

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

$82 - $304

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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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.

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The distance between Carlisle and Birmingham is 173 miles. The road distance is 196.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs .

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Carlisle to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 173.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Carlisle to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Birmingham 4 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
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
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
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
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday 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
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
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 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Carlisle to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Birmingham is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Carlisle to Birmingham.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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