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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)  •  2 h 40 min

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

$24 - $30

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) 505

$23 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus, line 500 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) 79 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre) 79 / ...
  3. Take the line 500 bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) 500 / ...

$28

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright 61.1 miles

$13 - $19

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Market Hall and arriving at Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place) via Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station), Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) and Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright, including transfers.

More details

Carlisle to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumberland, depart from Carlisle, Market Hall station.

More details

Carlisle to Kirkcudbright bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Kirkcudbright is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright.

Get driving directions

There are 182+ hotels available in Kirkcudbright. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 44.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Kirkcudbright via Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station), Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre), Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel), and Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road) in around 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, English Street (Cairndale Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Houstons Minicoaches
Phone
+44 1576 203874
Email
info@houstoncoaches.co.uk
Website
houstonscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Castle Douglas, Carlingwark Street (Blackpark Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
houstonscoaches.co.uk
DGC Buses
Phone
contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Email
030 33 33 3000
Website
dumgal.gov.uk
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station (Station Hotel) to Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square (Beaconsfield Place)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
dumgal.gov.uk
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Annan, Stance 2 (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
McCalls Coaches
Phone
07525 834423
Email
enquiries@mccallscoaches.com
Website
mccallscoaches.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 3 (Bus Station) to Dumfries, DG One A (Leisure Centre)
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
mccallscoaches.com

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.