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There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport by train, bus, car or plane

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Train TransPennine Express  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport

$50 - $75

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Manchester Airport National Express

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Manchester Airport

$74 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Manchester Airport 127.7 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

$85 - $269

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Carlisle and arriving at Manchester Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Manchester Airport is 110 miles. The road distance is 127.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £40 - £60.

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The train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport takes 2 h 7 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Carlisle to Manchester Airport train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 109.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Manchester Airport, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Manchester Airport twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
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
Bus operators
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 Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Carlisle to Manchester Airport train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Manchester Airport is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to drive from Carlisle to Manchester Airport.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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