There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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 TransPennine Express  •  2 h 2 min

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. National Express

$14 - $19

4 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 42 min

$84 - $141

Drive  •  2 h 6 min

  1. 127.8 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Glasgow, train  •  3 h 10 min

  1. MAN - GLA

$95 - $377

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. MAN - EDI

$82 - $271

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

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Carlisle once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
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
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $75
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
First Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $120
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Carlisle is 176 km. The road distance is 205 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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

The train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle takes 2 h 2 min including transfers and departs every two hours.