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There are 3 ways to get from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lockerbie
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

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Bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Carlisle National Express
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

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Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet 187.4 miles

Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet by train and bus

The journey time between Manchester and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 6h 39m and covers a distance of around 193 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 59m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 48m. Operated by TransPennine Express Service, Stagecoach West Scotland and Houstons Minicoaches, the Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet service departs from Manchester Piccadilly and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 26 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 40m
Layover time:
2h 59m
Total time:
6h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 48m
Journey distance:
193 miles
Services per week:
26
Cheapest price:
£51
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:57
Last service departs at:
18:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet train and bus schedules

Manchester → Gatehouse of Fleet
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gatehouse of Fleet is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Gatehouse of Fleet is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet is to bus, which costs £20 - £35 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester station to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms via Carlisle, Bus Station, Annan, Stance 2 and Dumfries, Whitesands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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The distance between Manchester and Gatehouse of Fleet is 125 miles. The road distance is 187.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 8m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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  • Distance: 125.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Manchester to Gatehouse of Fleet via Carlisle, Bus Station, Annan, Stance 2, and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 8h 1m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
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 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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