There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Dumfries by train, bus, taxi or car

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  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$11 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  2 h

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) 79
  2. Take the bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 2 (Shopping Centre) 79 / ...

$7 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus Houstons Minicoaches  •  56 min

  1. Take the bus from Stanwix, The Crown to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) X75 / ...

$7 - $12

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Dumfries 34.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Dumfries 34.3 miles

$7 - $11

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

ScotRail operates a train from Carlisle to Dumfries hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 37 min. Northern Rail also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, Houstons Minicoaches operates a bus from Carlisle to Dumfries once daily. Tickets cost $12 and the journey takes 56 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Stanwix, The Crown to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stanwix, The Crown to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 2 (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 2 (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, Loreburne Centre 2 (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Carlisle to Dumfries?

The distance between Carlisle and Dumfries is 47 km. The road distance is 55 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 40 min.

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

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

Is there a direct train between Carlisle and Dumfries?

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

Is there a direct bus between Carlisle and Dumfries?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stanwix, The Crown and arriving at Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel). Services depart once a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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

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