There are 8 ways to get from Carlisle to Skegness by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Newcastle  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Doncaster
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Grantham
  4. Take the train from Grantham to Skegness

$85 - $190

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Bus  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library) 685
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Skegness National Express

$32 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Skegness

$103 - $178

Train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Lincoln Central
  3. Take the bus from Central Bus Station to Skegness, Bus Station

$83 - $115

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Skegness 227.6 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Edinburgh, fly to East Midlands, train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Skegness

$124 - $331

Train to Glasgow, fly to East Midlands, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Skegness

$125 - $335

Fly Carlisle to Southend, train  •  6 h 54 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 Kings Cross to Grantham
  4. Take the train from Grantham to Skegness

$126 - $416

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Skegness is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Skegness is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle station to Skegness. However, there are services departing from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) and arriving at Skegness via Denton Burn, Denton Road-West Road (Opposite Petrol Station) and Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Skegness. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Skegness via Newcastle, Doncaster and Grantham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Skegness is 181 miles. The road distance is 227.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Skegness without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £60 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Carlisle to Skegness, including transfers.

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Carlisle to Skegness bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station).

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Carlisle to Skegness train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Carlisle station.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Skegness is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs £60 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to East Midlands Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Skegness.
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  • Distance: 180.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to Skegness via Newcastle, Doncaster, and Grantham in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Skegness via Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library), Denton Burn, Denton Road-West Road (Opposite Petrol Station), Newcastle upon Tyne, Westmorland Rd-Discovery Msm (Outside Blandford House Science Museum), and Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Carlisle to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lincoln Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Doncaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Doncaster to Grantham
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$15 - $24
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Grantham
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Super Off-Peak Single
$26 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $34
Anytime Single
$35 - $45
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $75
Anytime Single
$70 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Skegness
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Skegness
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
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 Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
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
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lincolnshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Bus Station to Skegness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach North West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) to Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Newcastle upon Tyne, St James Boulevard to Skegness
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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