There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by train, tram, bus, car or towncar

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, tram  •  1 h 45 min

  1. T50

$46 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  2 h 55 min

  1. National Express
  2. Air / ...

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  4 h 43 min

  1. X95
  2. X95

$35 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. 99.3 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 48 min

  1. 99.3 miles

$330 - $460

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland?

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Haymarket (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Hawick, Mart Street (Morrison's Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Hawick, Mart Street (Morrison's Supermarket) to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10)
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport
Estimated price
$330 - $460

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Carlisle and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 120 km. The road distance is 159 km.

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to train and tram which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £30 - £80.

No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), including transfers.