There are 4 ways to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Cumbernauld to Motherwell
  2. Take the train from Motherwell to Carlisle

£30 - £127

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Bus  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

£10 - £15

2 alternative options

Line 500 bus, train  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£27 - £148

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Cumbernauld to Carlisle 98.4 miles

£15 - £23

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The cheapest way to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle is to bus which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cumbernauld to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Cumbernauld, Town Centre Stances and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cumbernauld to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Cumbernauld and arriving at Carlisle via Motherwell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 29m.

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The distance between Cumbernauld and Carlisle is 84 miles. The road distance is 98.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs £30 - £130.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle, including transfers.

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

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Cumbernauld to Carlisle train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Cumbernauld station.

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The best way to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs £30 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Cumbernauld to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 84.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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

You can take a train from Cumbernauld to Carlisle via Motherwell in around 2h 29m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cumbernauld to Carlisle 4 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Cumbernauld to Motherwell
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £8
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £8
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £20
Off-Peak Day Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Motherwell to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Bus operators
First Glasgow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Schedules at
firstgroup.com
City fare
£2
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 Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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National Express

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

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Cumbernauld to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cumbernauld to Carlisle is 98 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Cumbernauld to Carlisle.

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