There are 3 ways to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle 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  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$18 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station) 685

$8 - $15

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle 60.7 miles

$13 - $19

What companies run services between Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Carlisle, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. ScotRail also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Arriva Northumbria operates a bus from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min. Stagecoach UK also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) to Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle is 85 km. The road distance is 97 km.

The cheapest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle is to bus which costs £6 - £11 and takes 2 h 19 min.

The quickest way to get from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £9 - £15.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newcastle and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle St James (Opposite St James Metro Station) and arriving at Carlisle, Bus Station (Ca) (Carlisle Bus Station). Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 19 min.

The train from Newcastle to Carlisle takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.