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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Haymarket Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$42 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station Air
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$21 - $30

3 alternative options

Line 300 bus, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 300 bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to South Side, Surgeons' Hall 300
  2. Take the bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall X95

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle 99.6 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Carlisle 99.6 miles

$320 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Carlisle is 75 miles. The road distance is 99.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs £30 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle is 100 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle.

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There are 260+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 75.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Carlisle, England?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 3 h 46 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to South Side, Surgeons' Hall
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Haymarket Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Carlisle
Estimated price
$320 - $450

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