There are 7 ways to get from Carlisle to Birmingham by train, bus, 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.

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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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

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

$18 - $24

5 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  3 h 44 min

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

$100 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Birmingham 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 15 min

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

$94 - $305

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 25 min

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

$93 - $321

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 41 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

$124 - $334

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Birmingham is to train which costs £85 - £140 and takes 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 train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street takes 2 h 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 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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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 twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 47 min
When
Every day
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
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 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
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
$50 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $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 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Bus operators
National Express

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