There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Whitehaven by train, bus or car

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Train TransPennine Express  •  3 h 33 min

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

$62 - $87

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Whitehaven National Express

$14 - $19

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Whitehaven

$41 - $66

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Whitehaven 135 miles

$29 - $45

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

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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 33 min.

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The distance between Manchester and Whitehaven is 92 miles. The road distance is 135 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Manchester to Whitehaven, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Manchester to Whitehaven bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Whitehaven station.

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Manchester to Whitehaven train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Whitehaven station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Whitehaven.
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  • Distance: 92.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Whitehaven once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Whitehaven is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to drive from Manchester to Whitehaven.

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