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There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Dumfries by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$10 - $17

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Bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Dumfries, DG One A 79

$8 - $11

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Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Dumfries 34.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Dumfries 34.3 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries is to train which costs £8 - £13 and takes 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle, Market Hall and arriving at Dumfries, DG One A. Services depart once a week, and operate Monday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Carlisle and arriving at Dumfries. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Dumfries is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs £8 - £13.

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The train from Carlisle to Dumfries takes 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Carlisle to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Carlisle, Market Hall station.

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Carlisle to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries is to train which takes 37 min and costs £8 - £13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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  • Distance: 29.5 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Dumfries, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Carlisle to Dumfries hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 37 min. Northern Rail also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Carlisle to Dumfries once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Dumfries, DG One A
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Carlisle to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Dumfries, DG One A station.

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Carlisle to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumfries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Dumfries is 34 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Carlisle to Dumfries.

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