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

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Bus, train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle

$23 - $31

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Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
  2. Take the train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle

$46 - $62

Bus, line 79 bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street 500 / ...
  2. Take the line 79 bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Carlisle, Bus Station 79 / ...

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Carlisle 101.9 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle is to bus and train which costs £17 - £24 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle is to drive which costs £16 - £25 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stranraer to Carlisle station. However, there are services departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal and arriving at Carlisle, Bus Station via Dumfries, Whitesands and Annan, Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stranraer to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Stranraer and arriving at Carlisle via Kilmarnock. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Stranraer and Carlisle is 83 miles. The road distance is 101.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 46m and costs £17 - £24.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Stranraer to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Stranraer to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal station.

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Stranraer to Carlisle train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Stranraer station.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Carlisle is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £35 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 79 bus, which costs and takes 5h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

You can take a train from Stranraer to Carlisle via Kilmarnock in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stranraer to Carlisle via Dumfries, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Whitesands, and Annan, Stance 2 in around 5h 19m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Stranraer to Kilmarnock
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Kilmarnock to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach Cumberland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Annan, Stance 2 to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Cumberland

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Stranraer to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumberland, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station.

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Stranraer to Carlisle train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Carlisle is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Stranraer to Carlisle.

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