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 via Carlisle  •  3 h 33 min

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

$62 - $87

Cheapest option

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 33 min

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

$41 - $68

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Manchester to Whitehaven 135 miles

$29 - $45

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

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Whitehaven is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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

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

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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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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
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
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 Piccadilly to Preston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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

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