There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Whitehaven 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 TransPennine Express  •  3 h 37 min

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

$67 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Whitehaven National Express

$15 - $20

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Deansgate to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Whitehaven

$46 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Whitehaven 135 miles

$29 - $45

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Whitehaven, England?

You can take a train from Manchester to Whitehaven via Carlisle in around 3 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Whitehaven twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Deansgate to Preston
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manchester to Whitehaven?

The distance between Manchester and Whitehaven is 148 km. The road distance is 216 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven?

The quickest way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven is to drive which takes 2 h 27 min and costs £20 - £30.

Is there a direct train between Manchester and Whitehaven?

No, there is no direct train from Manchester to Whitehaven. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Whitehaven via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Whitehaven?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester and arriving at Whitehaven. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Manchester to Whitehaven?

It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Manchester to Whitehaven, including transfers.