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

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Bus  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Cockermouth, Main Street 600
  2. Take the bus from Cockermouth to Grasmere National Express

$12 - $18

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Train TransPennine Express, bus  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  3. Take the bus from Windermere to Grasmere

$30 - $65

Train, bus via Whitehaven  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
  2. Take the bus from Whitehaven to Grasmere National Express

$22 - $31

Taxi  •  53m

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Grasmere 39.1 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  53m

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Grasmere 39.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Grasmere is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Grasmere is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Grasmere. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Market Hall and arriving at Grasmere via Cockermouth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Carlisle and Grasmere is 30 miles. The road distance is 39.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Grasmere without a car is to bus which takes 2h 38m and costs £9 - £14.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Carlisle to Grasmere, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Grasmere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Carlisle, Market Hall station.

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Carlisle to Grasmere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Grasmere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Grasmere is 39 miles. It takes approximately 53m to drive from Carlisle to Grasmere.

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There are 2145+ hotels available in Grasmere. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Grasmere.
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  • Distance: 30.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

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

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Grasmere via Cockermouth in around 2h 38m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Cockermouth, Main Street
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Cockermouth to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Windermere to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
National Express
Bus from Whitehaven to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Grasmere
Ave. Duration
53m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Taxis in Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 812 612
Website
taxisincarlisle.co.uk

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