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There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Carlisle by train, night train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6 h 13 min

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

$179 - $283

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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 Manchester Piccadilly  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle

$140 - $211

Train, night train  •  8 h 59 min

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

$133 - $219

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Carlisle 334.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Southampton to Newcastle, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$75 - $271

Fly Southampton to Glasgow, train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$95 - $340

Fly Southampton to Manchester, train  •  5 h 7 min

  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 19 min

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

$99 - $333

Fly Southampton to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$107 - $316

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  7 h 3 min

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

$142 - $400

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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 £70 - £270 and takes 4 h 43 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 13 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 6 h 13 min and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 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 6 h 13 min and costs £130 - £220. 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: 6 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Carlisle via Birmingham New Street in around 6 h 13 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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Southampton to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Newcastle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
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
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Single
$95 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $150
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
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 - $25
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
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 Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Crewe to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Shipley to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
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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Aer Lingus, KLM and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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