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There are 12 ways to get from Carlisle to Oxford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford

$158 - $243

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Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express

$23 - $30

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford

$119 - $177

Bus via High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross National Express
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross to Oxford National Express / ...

$30 - $40

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Oxford 270.5 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$142 - $420

Train to Newcastle, fly to Southampton, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southampton (SOU) NCL - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Oxford

$116 - $305

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

$174 - $427

Train to Newcastle, fly to London City, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London City (LCY) NCL - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$122 - $394

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Oxford

$138 - $282

Train to Edinburgh, fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
  4. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$122 - $303

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway

$103 - $292

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Oxford is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Oxford is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlisle and arriving at Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Oxford via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Carlisle and Oxford is 229 miles. The road distance is 270.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Carlisle to Oxford, including transfers.

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

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Carlisle to Oxford train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Oxford is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 7h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 229.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Oxford, England?

You can take a train from Carlisle to Oxford via Birmingham New Street in around 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Oxford via High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
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
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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 High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
National Express
Bus from High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross to Oxford
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Carlisle to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
National Express
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Luton Airport to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
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Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Carlisle to Oxford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Oxford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Oxford is 271 miles. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Carlisle to Oxford.

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British Airways offers flights from Newcastle Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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