There are 5 ways to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle

$28 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus via Buchanan Bus Station  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Buchanan Bus Station X76 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

$17 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane X76 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$45 - $116

Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilmarnock to Carlisle National Express

$17 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kilmarnock to Carlisle 99.6 miles

$21 - $35

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

ScotRail operates a train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilmarnock to Carlisle via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 3 h 30 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 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $27
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kilmarnock, Bus Station (Sturrock Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kilmarnock to Carlisle?

The distance between Kilmarnock and Carlisle is 127 km. The road distance is 159 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle?

The cheapest way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 3 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle?

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

Is there a direct train between Kilmarnock and Carlisle?

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

Is there a direct bus between Kilmarnock and Carlisle?

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.

How long does it take to get from Kilmarnock to Carlisle?

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