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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Doncaster to Newcastle
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$44 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange (Frenchgate Shopping Centre) to Sheffield Centre, Fitzalan Square (Bingo Hall) X78
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield to Manchester
  3. Take the bus from Manchester to Carlisle

$26 - $36

3 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle

$77 - $111

Train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Doncaster to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle

$54 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Doncaster to Carlisle 143.7 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a train from Doncaster to Carlisle via Newcastle in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Doncaster to Carlisle via Sheffield Centre, Fitzalan Square (Bingo Hall), Sheffield, and Manchester in around 7 h 29 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Doncaster to Leeds
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $28
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Doncaster to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Doncaster to Leeds
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$13 - $21
1st Class
$24 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Doncaster to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $18
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Sheffield to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Doncaster to Carlisle?

The distance between Doncaster and Carlisle is 193 km. The road distance is 230 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Doncaster to Carlisle?

The cheapest way to get from Doncaster to Carlisle is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 7 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Doncaster to Carlisle?

The quickest way to get from Doncaster to Carlisle is to drive which takes 2 h 28 min and costs £22 - £35.

Is there a direct train between Doncaster and Carlisle?

No, there is no direct train from Doncaster to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Doncaster and arriving at Carlisle via Newcastle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

Is there a direct bus between Doncaster and Carlisle?

No, there is no direct bus from Doncaster to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Doncaster Town Centre, Doncaster Interchange (Frenchgate Shopping Centre) and arriving at Carlisle via Sheffield and Manchester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

How long does it take to get from Doncaster to Carlisle?

It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Doncaster to Carlisle, including transfers.