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There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket

$43 - $98

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo 900

$22 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Old Town, North Bridge X62 / ...

$23 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo 97 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo is to train which costs £30 - £80 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Edinburgh Zoo is 74 miles. The road distance is 97 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo without a car is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £30 - £80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo is to train which takes 1 h 26 min and costs £30 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo.
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  • Distance: 73.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh Zoo via Buchanan Bus Station and Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo in around 3 h 4 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 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Corstorphine, Edinburgh Zoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Old Town, North Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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