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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. National Express

$12 - $17

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 58 min

  1. 101.9 miles

$21 - $35

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

National Express operates a bus from Stranraer to Carlisle once a week. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Stranraer and Carlisle is 134 km. The road distance is 163 km.

The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle is to drive which takes 1 h 58 min and costs £16 - £24.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stranraer and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

The bus from Stranraer to Carlisle takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs once a week.