There are 6 ways to get from Inverness to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$72 - $156

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 19 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 - $64

4 alternative options

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  8 h 22 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 Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 62) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62
  3. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall) X95

$69 - $81

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Inverness to Carlisle 254.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  5 h 30 min

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

$118 - $309

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 6 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 - $393

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Carlisle is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Carlisle is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 21 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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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Inverness to Carlisle, including transfers.

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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 19 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 33 min.

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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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Carlisle via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 6 h 19 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
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 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$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
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Kaimes, Balmwell Terrace (at 62) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 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
$20
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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