There are 7 ways to get from Carlisle to Portree by train, bus, 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, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916

$84 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916 / ...

$52 - $75

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Inverness  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Inverness
  3. Take the train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
  4. Take the bus from Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 917 / ...

$101 - $200

Bus via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances)  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) 916 / ...

$81 - $101

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Portree 310.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Manchester, fly, bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)

$147 - $343

Fly from Carlisle, bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Inverness (INV) CAX - INV
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)

$100 - $381

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Portree is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Portree is to drive which costs £50 - £75 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Portree. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Portree is 216 miles. The road distance is 310.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Portree without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 30 min and costs £60 - £130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Carlisle to Portree, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Portree.
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  • Distance: 215.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Portree, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Portree via Glasgow and Buchanan Bus Station in around 9 h 12 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
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
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
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 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross (Ancaster Drive) to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Kyle of Lochalsh, Harbour Slipway to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square (War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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