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  •  4 h 34 min

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

$159 - $245

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$23 - $30

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  5 h 32 min

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

$120 - $177

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

  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  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Oxford 270.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Carlisle to Southend, train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Southend (SEN) CAX - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
  3. Take the train from London Marylebone to Oxford

$116 - $381

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h

  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

$144 - $420

Train to Newcastle, fly to Southampton, train  •  6 h 6 min

  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

$117 - $305

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 57 min

  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

$139 - $283

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 1 min

  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

$176 - $428

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

  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

$127 - $301

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

  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

$102 - $290

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

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

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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 7 h 35 min.

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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 4 h 34 min.

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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 4 h 34 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min 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 4 h 34 min and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 229.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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 4 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Oxford via High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross in around 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Newcastle to Southampton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
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
2 h 57 min
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
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
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
1 h 13 min
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
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
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from High Wycombe Coachway, Handy Cross to Oxford
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)

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The quickest flight from Carlisle Airport to Southend Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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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 4 h 26 min to drive from Carlisle to Oxford.

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Loganair offers flights from Carlisle Airport to Southend Airport.

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There are 490+ hotels available in Oxford. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Carlisle Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £20 - £24.

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