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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$33 - $100

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Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$19 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle 103 miles

$22 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Carlisle 103 miles

$270 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is to train which costs £25 - £80 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Paisley Gilmour Street and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Carlisle is 90 miles. The road distance is 103 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £25 - £80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs £25 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 3 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 89.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Carlisle, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle via Glasgow Central in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle 5 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $5
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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.

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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Carlisle
Estimated price
$270 - $380

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

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle.

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