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There are 10 ways to get from Taunton to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5h 46m

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

$176 - $278

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Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Taunton to Carlisle National Express

$28 - $35

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Train via Manchester Airport  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Wilmslow
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle

$145 - $237

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Taunton to Carlisle 319.3 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$111 - $306

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  5h 42m

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

$87 - $270

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$102 - $289

Train to Exeter, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Newcastle (NCL) EXT - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$88 - $317

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Edinburgh (EDI) CWL - EDI
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$131 - $391

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Newcastle  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$122 - $415

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The cheapest way to get from Taunton to Carlisle is to bus which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Taunton to Carlisle is to train and fly which costs £75 - £230 and takes 5h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Taunton and arriving at Carlisle. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Taunton to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Taunton and arriving at Carlisle via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 46m.

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The distance between Taunton and Carlisle is 270 miles. The road distance is 319.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Taunton to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs £130 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Taunton to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Taunton to Carlisle bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Taunton station.

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

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The best way to get from Taunton to Carlisle is to train which takes 5h 46m and costs £130 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Taunton to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 269.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

You can take a train from Taunton to Carlisle via Birmingham New Street in around 5h 46m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Taunton to Carlisle twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 9h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,400
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $190
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Taunton to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Taunton to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Train from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Taunton to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $18
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Wilmslow
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
First Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
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
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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 Taunton to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Taunton to Carlisle is 319 miles. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Taunton to Carlisle.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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