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

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Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle

$26 - $35

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock to Carlisle National Express

$16 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Church Street to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X71 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$48 - $103

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kilmarnock to Carlisle 99.6 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle is to train which costs £20 - £26 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kilmarnock and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kilmarnock and Carlisle is 79 miles. The road distance is 99.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs £20 - £26.

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The train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle takes 1 h 44 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Map of how to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 79.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Kilmarnock to Carlisle once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Church Street to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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