There are 4 ways to get from Keswick to Carlisle by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 888 bus, train  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the line 888 bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Penrith, Rail Station 888
  2. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle

£6 - £27

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Shaddongate, Sainsbury's 554

£7 - £9

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Keswick to Carlisle 31.1 miles

£70 - £90

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Keswick to Carlisle 31.1 miles

£5 - £8

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The cheapest way to get from Keswick to Carlisle is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Keswick to Carlisle is to taxi which costs £70 - £90 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Keswick, Bus Station station and arriving at Shaddongate, Sainsbury's. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between Keswick and Carlisle is 22 miles. The road distance is 31.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Keswick to Carlisle without a car is to line 888 bus and train which takes 1h 11m and costs £6 - £27.

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It takes approximately 1h 11m to get from Keswick to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Keswick to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Keswick, Bus Station.

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Keswick to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Shaddongate, Sainsbury's station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Keswick to Carlisle is 31 miles. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Keswick to Carlisle.

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There are 330+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Keswick to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 22 miles
  • Duration: 1h 11m

What companies run services between Keswick, Cumbria, England and Carlisle, England?

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Keswick to Carlisle once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 1h 13m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Off-Peak Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £27
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£20 - £27
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Penrith, Rail Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Shaddongate, Sainsbury's
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Keswick to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Station Taxis Penrith
Phone
+44 1768 211 004
Website
stationtaxispenrith.co.uk
Penrith Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 899 298
Website
penrithtaxis.com
Abbey Taxis of Penrith
Phone
+44 7789 023 023
Website
abbeytaxisofpenrith.co.uk
A1 Acclaim Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 866 842
Website
a1acclaimtaxispenrith.co.uk
Cooters Cabs
Phone
+44 1900 814 141
Andys Taxis
Phone
+44 7714 168 005
Sue's Taxis
Phone
+44 1900 607 005
Josie's Taxis
Phone
+44 1900 66 899
B&P Taxis
Phone
+44 1900 63 839
Website
bptaxi.weebly.com
South Cumbria Taxis
Phone
+44 7835 505 697
Website
bowness-taxis.co.uk
G Taxi
Phone
+44 1539 447 170
Ace Taxi Windermere
Phone
+44 1539 445 445
Website
acetaxiwindermere.co.uk
White Line Taxis
Phone
+44 1946 66 111
Website
whitelinetaxis-cumbria.co.uk
Bakers Taxis
Phone
+44 7719 010 034

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