• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 3 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) 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  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle

$50 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Carlisle National Express

$13 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle 127.8 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3h 35m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle is to train which costs £40 - £60 and takes 2h 2m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 35m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

More details

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Carlisle is 110 miles. The road distance is 127.8 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £40 - £60.

More details

The train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

More details

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

More details

The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3h 35m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 109.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Carlisle, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
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
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 Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
National Express

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

More details

Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle.

Get driving directions

Book your Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Book your Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle bus tickets online with Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 270+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details