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

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

Tram, train  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Haymarket (Edinburgh Trams) T50
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$45 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 46 min

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

$23 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall) X95

$39 - $41

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

$340 - $480

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
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Haymarket (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
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
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall)
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
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
$340 - $480

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle?

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Carlisle is 120 km. The road distance is 159 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle is to drive which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £15 - £23.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Carlisle?

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

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle?

It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Carlisle, including transfers.