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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

£21 - £140

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Rideshare  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Carlisle 96.3 miles

£6 - £15

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

£6 - £8

Drive  •  1h 39m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle 97 miles

£14 - £22

Glasgow to Carlisle Castle by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow and Carlisle Castle is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 102 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 7m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, First ScotRail Service and TransPennine Express Service, the Glasgow to Carlisle Castle service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Carlisle Castle. Typically 168 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 32m
Fastest journey time:
1h 7m
Services per week:
168
Cheapest price:
£21
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:24
Last service departs at:
22:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Carlisle Castle train and walk schedules

Glasgow → Carlisle Castle
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle is to train which costs £21 - £140 and takes 1h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Carlisle Castle is 85 miles. The road distance is 97 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle without a car is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs £21 - £140.

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The train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Glasgow to Carlisle Castle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Carlisle Castle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs £21 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle.
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  • Distance: 85 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Carlisle Castle, England?

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost £35 - £140 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Carlisle 3 times a day. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
TransPennine Express Service
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
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Glasgow to Carlisle Castle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Glasgow to Carlisle Castle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Carlisle Castle is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1h 39m to drive from Glasgow to Carlisle Castle.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Carlisle Castle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow and Carlisle Castle. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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