There are 3 ways to get from Rothbury to Carlisle by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Morpeth, Mafeking Roundabout X14 / ...
  2. Take the train from Morpeth to Carlisle

£22 - £31

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Bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Haymarket Bus Station X14 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station 685

£12 - £17

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Drive  •  1h 20m

  1. Drive from Rothbury to Carlisle 63.2 miles

£10 - £15

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The cheapest way to get from Rothbury to Carlisle is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rothbury to Carlisle is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rothbury to Carlisle station. However, there are services departing from Rothbury, Queen's Head and arriving at Carlisle, Bus Station via Eldon Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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The distance between Rothbury and Carlisle is 50 miles. The road distance is 63.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Rothbury to Carlisle without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 32m and costs £21 - £35.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Rothbury to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Rothbury to Carlisle bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, depart from Rothbury, Queen's Head station.

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Rothbury to Carlisle bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rothbury to Carlisle is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Rothbury to Carlisle.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Rothbury to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 50 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Rothbury, England and Carlisle, England?

You can take a bus from Rothbury to Carlisle via Haymarket Bus Station and Eldon Square Bus Station in around 4h 18m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Morpeth, Mafeking Roundabout
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Phoenix Taxis
Bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Morpeth, Mafeking Roundabout
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Bus from Rothbury, Queen's Head to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West

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