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There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Markinch

$51 - $143

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...

Bus National Express  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station X24

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Edinburgh, Bus Station X62 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station X59 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Glenrothes 125.4 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Glenrothes station. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Glenrothes, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Glenrothes is 91 miles. The road distance is 125.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Carlisle to Glenrothes bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Glenrothes, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Glenrothes is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Carlisle to Glenrothes.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Glenrothes.
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  • Distance: 90.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland?

You can take a train from Carlisle to Glenrothes via Haymarket, Markinch, and Markinch, Railway Station in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Glenrothes via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 4 h 8 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
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Markinch
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glenrothes, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
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
nationalexpress.com
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 Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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