There are 12 ways to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$205 - $324

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express

$30 - $40

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  6 h 54 min

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

$189 - $294

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth

$149 - $227

Bus via Heathrow Airport London T2,3  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$125 - $151

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Bournemouth 362.3 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Newcastle, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth

$84 - $285

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth

$106 - $262

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth

$113 - $350

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Shipley
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth

$128 - $335

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  4. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth

$112 - $340

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  7 h 21 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 London Paddington to Reading
  4. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth

$176 - $460

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth is to bus which costs £23 - £29 and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth is to train and fly which costs £80 - £210 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Bournemouth. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Bournemouth via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 54 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Bournemouth is 294 miles. The road distance is 362.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs £150 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth is to train which takes 5 h 55 min and costs £150 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £95 - £120 and takes 8 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Bournemouth.
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  • Distance: 293.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to Bournemouth via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, and London Waterloo in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Bournemouth via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 8 h 56 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
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 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $160
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $25
Train from Reading to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
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 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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
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
Northern Rail
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 Shipley
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from London Paddington to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
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
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Carlisle to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Carlisle to Bournemouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Bournemouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Bournemouth is 362 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to drive from Carlisle to Bournemouth.

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