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There are 5 ways to get from Manchester to Dumfries by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$59 - $84

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2 79 / ...

$22 - $30

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Train #2  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries

$59 - $83

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Dumfries 156.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries

$82 - $316

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Dumfries is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Dumfries is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Dumfries, DG One A via Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters and Annan, Stance 3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Dumfries. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Dumfries via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 10m.

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The distance between Manchester and Dumfries is 124 miles. The road distance is 156.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Dumfries without a car is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3h 10m to get from Manchester to Dumfries, including transfers.

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Manchester to Dumfries bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester to Dumfries train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Dumfries is to train which takes 3h 10m and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Dumfries.
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  • Distance: 123.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 10m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Dumfries, Scotland?

You can take a train from Manchester to Dumfries via Carlisle in around 3h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Dumfries via Carlisle, Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters, and Annan, Stance 3 in around 5h 59m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Glasgow Central to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $30
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 Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Stagecoach Cumberland
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters to Annan, Stance 2
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Manchester to Dumfries bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumberland, arrive at Annan, Stance 2 station.

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Manchester to Dumfries train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Dumfries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Dumfries is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Manchester to Dumfries.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Dumfries. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs £3 - £6.

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