There are 7 ways to get from Carlisle to Loch Ness by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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  •  6 h 48 min

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

$75 - $169

Cheapest option

Night train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the night train from Carlisle to Inverness

$46 - $68

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$49 - $70

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Market Hall to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 61) X62
  3. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90

$66 - $89

Drive  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Loch Ness 266.1 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV

$126 - $317

Fly from Carlisle  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Inverness (INV) CAX - INV

$78 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Loch Ness is to night train which costs £30 - £55 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Loch Ness is to drive which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £40 - £65.

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The distance between Carlisle and Loch Ness is 283 km. The road distance is 426 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Carlisle to Loch Ness, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Loch Ness. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Bunloit, Achnahannet Farm (Farm Road End) via Buchanan Bus Station and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Loch Ness, Scotland?

You can take a train from Carlisle to Loch Ness via Haymarket, Inverness, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 6 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Loch Ness via Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, and Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Carlisle to Inverness via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Inverness via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$199
Sleeper Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 61)
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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