There are 3 ways to get from Carlisle to Durham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$23 - $75

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Bus Station X12 / ...

$12 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Durham 70.4 miles

$15 - $22

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle station to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Eldon Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Durham. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Durham via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Durham is 55 miles. The road distance is 70.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Durham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Carlisle to Durham, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Durham bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station).

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Carlisle to Durham train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Durham is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Carlisle to Durham bus services, operated by Arriva North East, arrive at Durham, Bus Station.

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Carlisle to Durham train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Durham.
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  • Distance: 55.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Carlisle to Durham hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. ScotRail also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Durham via Eldon Square Bus Station in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Durham is 70 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to drive from Carlisle to Durham.

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