There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle by 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

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$49 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$14 - $25

3 alternative options

Train ScotRail  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Barrhead to Carlisle

$36 - $48

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 - $390

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. TransPennine Express also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle 4 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
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 18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Barrhead to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Carlisle
Estimated price
$270 - $390

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Carlisle is 143 km. The road distance is 165 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is to bus which costs £10 - £19 and takes 3 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £16 - £24.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Carlisle, including transfers.