There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Carlisle

$199 - $314

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Bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Carlisle National Express

$28 - $35

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle

$180 - $283

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle

$161 - $265

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Carlisle 334.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Southampton to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newcastle (NCL) SOU - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$76 - $271

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Glasgow (GLA) SOU - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$106 - $340

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle

$92 - $251

Fly Southampton to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Edinburgh (EDI) SOU - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$101 - $337

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$108 - $292

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carlisle

$117 - $326

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$172 - $446

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Carlisle is to bus which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Carlisle is to fly and train which costs £80 - £260 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade station and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Carlisle via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Carlisle is 285 miles. The road distance is 334.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs £150 - £240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Southampton to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Southampton to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Carlisle train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Carlisle is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs £150 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 284.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Carlisle via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to Carlisle once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$100 - $160
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $270
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $150
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 Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Southampton to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Southampton to Carlisle train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Carlisle is 335 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Southampton to Carlisle.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs £1 - £28.

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