There are 7 ways to get from Inverness to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$71 - $155

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Bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$46 - $63

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Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) M90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall) X95

$68 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Carlisle 254.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Inverness to Glasgow, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$143 - $349

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle

$120 - $310

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Newcastle (NCL) ABZ - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$168 - $387

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Carlisle via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Inverness and Carlisle is 186 miles. The road distance is 254.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Inverness to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Inverness to Carlisle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Inverness to Carlisle train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Inverness station.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Carlisle is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 186.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Inverness, Scotland and Carlisle, England?

You can take a train from Inverness to Carlisle via Haymarket in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Carlisle via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
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
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall)
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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Inverness to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Carlisle is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Inverness to Carlisle.

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British Airways, Loganair and easyJet offer flights from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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