There are 3 ways to get from Carlisle to Shap by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, line 106 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the line 106 bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Shap, Market Square (the market place) 106

$14 - $29

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Shap 31.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Shap 31.1 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Shap is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Shap is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 36 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Shap is 27 miles. The road distance is 31.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Shap without a car is to train and line 106 bus which takes 1 h 53 min and costs £10 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Carlisle to Shap, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Shap is 31 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Carlisle to Shap.

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There are 1418+ hotels available in Shap. Prices start at $101 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Shap.
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  • Distance: 27.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

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

There is no direct connection from Carlisle to Shap. However, you can take the train to Penrith North Lakes, take the walk to Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), then take the line 106 bus to Shap, Market Square (the market place). Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Shap.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Shap, Market Square (the market place)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Shap
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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