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

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Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Castle Douglas, Scotland National Express

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Train, line 500 bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  2. Take the line 500 bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) 500 / ...

$18 - $27

Bus via Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) 79
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) 505

$16 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright 61.1 miles

$13 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright is to bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Kirkcudbright is 44 miles. The road distance is 61.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Kirkcudbright, Victoria Park (Millflats) via Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Kirkcudbright, Scotland?

National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright once a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express) to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk

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