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There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station by train, bus, night train or car

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  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow

Train via Motherwell

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Motherwell
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central Low Level

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central

Drive

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station

Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station by train

The train journey time between Carlisle and Glasgow Central Station is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 102 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 9m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and First ScotRail Service, the Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station train service departs from Carlisle and arrives in Glasgow Central. Typically 202 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 32m
Fastest train time:
1h 9m
Train distance:
102 miles
Trains per week:
202
Cheapest price:
£21
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:08
Last train departs at:
22:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station is to train which costs £21 - £140 and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Carlisle and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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It is 85 miles from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station. It is approximately 96.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs £21 - £140.

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The train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs £21 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station.
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  • Distance: 84.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Glasgow Central Station, Scotland?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £140 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Glasgow 3 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Carlisle to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Train from Carlisle to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£13 - £19
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Motherwell to Glasgow Central Low Level
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £10
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£7 - £10
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
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Carlisle to Glasgow Central Station.

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