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

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Train, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Portree, Somerled Square 916

$71 - $158

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Bus  •  9 h 2 min

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

$51 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus via Dumfries, Whitesands  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square 916 / ...

$58 - $84

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Portree 310.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly, bus  •  9 h 18 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

$146 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Portree is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 9 h 2 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 via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 2 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 £55 - £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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Carlisle to Portree bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Portree, Somerled Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Portree is 310 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Carlisle to Portree.

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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 Buchanan Bus Station in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Train operators
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 - $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
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Portree, Somerled Square
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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