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There are 4 ways to get from Stirling to Carlisle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

£35 - £198

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Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Stirling, Islamic Centre to Buchanan Bus Station 909 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle National Express

£13 - £17

2 alternative options

Bus via Edinburgh  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Falkirk, Asda to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place X38
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Waterloo Place to Carlisle, Market Hall X95

£19 - £25

Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Carlisle 112.2 miles

£17 - £25

Stirling to Carlisle by train

The train journey time between Stirling and Carlisle is around 2h 26m and covers a distance of around 135 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 51m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, TransPennine Express Service and others. Typically 106 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 26m
Fastest train time:
1h 51m
Trains per week:
106
Cheapest price:
£35
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:27
Last train departs at:
22:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Carlisle train schedules

Stirling → Carlisle
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Carlisle is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 3h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Carlisle is to drive which costs £17 - £25 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Islamic Centre and arriving at Carlisle via Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Carlisle via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Stirling and Carlisle is 94 miles. The road distance is 112.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £30 - £200.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Stirling to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Stirling to Carlisle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stirling, Islamic Centre station.

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Stirling to Carlisle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Stirling station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Carlisle is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £30 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 3h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Carlisle, England?

You can take a train from Stirling to Carlisle via Haymarket in around 2h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stirling to Carlisle via Glasgow in around 3h 32m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Islamic Centre to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
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Stirling to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Stirling to Carlisle train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Carlisle is 112 miles. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Stirling to Carlisle.

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