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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via Glasgow  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£29 - £164

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Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X77
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

£12 - £16

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle

£22 - £65

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle 94.9 miles

£14 - £22

Towncar  •  1h 57m

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Carlisle 94.9 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Carlisle
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3h 38m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle is to drive. Taking this option will cost £14 - £22 and takes 1h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Carlisle is 79 miles. The road distance is 94.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle without a car is to train via Glasgow which takes 2h 38m and costs £29 - £170.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestwick Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle is to train via Glasgow which takes 2h 38m and costs £29 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 3h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 78.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Carlisle, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle via Glasgow Central in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane and Glasgow in around 3h 38m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Carlisle
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Carlisle.

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