There are 6 ways to get from Carlisle to Dumfries by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$10 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  1 h 58 min

  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, DG One A (Leisure Centre) 79 / ...

$5 - $13

4 alternative options

Bus Houstons Minicoaches  •  56 min

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

$6 - $11

Bus Stagecoach West  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Howard Arms (Lanes Car Park) to Lockerbie, Broomhouses 382
  2. Take the bus from Lockerbie, Broomhouses to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) 81 / ...

$9 - $12

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Dumfries is to bus which costs £4 - £10 and takes 1 h 58 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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The distance between Carlisle and Dumfries is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.3 miles.

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

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Dumfries.
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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, Houstons Minicoaches operates a bus from Carlisle to Dumfries once daily. Tickets cost $11 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 (public house) to Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Lockerbie, Broomhouses to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
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 (public house) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11
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
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5
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 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $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, Leafield Road (Morrisons)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Howard Arms (Lanes Car Park) to Lockerbie, Broomhouses
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lockerbie, Broomhouses to Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
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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