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

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station 685

$12 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, line 11 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Metrocentre
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Metrocentre Interchange to North Shields, Walton Avenue-Crematorium (Outside Tynemouth Crematorium) 11

$21 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to North Shields 66.7 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to North Shields is to bus which costs £9 - £18 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to North Shields is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle station to North Shields. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and arriving at North Shields, Preston Road-Hospital (North Of The Adult Training Centre) via Haymarket Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to North Shields station. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at North Shields (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (North Shields Metro Station) via Newcastle upon Tyne, Monument (Tyne and Wear Metro Station) (Monument Metro Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and North Shields is 60 miles. The road distance is 66.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to North Shields without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £15 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Carlisle to North Shields, including transfers.

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Carlisle to North Shields bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station).

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Carlisle to North Shields train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to North Shields is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £15 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £18 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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Carlisle to North Shields bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Eldon Square Bus Station.

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Carlisle to North Shields train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Newcastle station.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to North Shields.
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  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and North Shields, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Carlisle to North Shields hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. ScotRail also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Arriva Northumbria operates a bus from Carlisle to North Shields every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Metrocentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Train from Carlisle to Metrocentre
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Eldon Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Metrocentre Interchange to North Shields, Walton Avenue-Crematorium (Outside Tynemouth Crematorium)
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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