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There are 3 ways to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Oxford Road

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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  1. Drive from Carlisle to Trafford Park

Carlisle to Trafford Park by train and bus

The journey time between Carlisle and Trafford Park is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 124 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 5m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service and Stagecoach Manchester, the Carlisle to Trafford Park service departs from Carlisle and arrives in Trafford Park, Village Circle. Typically 65 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 5m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
2h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 5m
Journey distance:
124 miles
Services per week:
65
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:21
Last service departs at:
21:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Carlisle to Trafford Park train and bus schedules

Carlisle → Trafford Park
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trafford Park is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Trafford Park is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Trafford Park is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park is to drive. Taking this option will cost £18 - £27 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to Trafford Park. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Trafford Park, Lake Road via Piccadilly Gardens. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between Carlisle and Trafford Park is 102 miles. The road distance is 119.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to Trafford Park is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3h 53m.

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Carlisle to Trafford Park bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Trafford Park is 119 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Carlisle to Trafford Park.

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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Trafford Park, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Carlisle to Manchester Oxford Road hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £60 and the journey takes 1h 47m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Carlisle to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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