There are 7 ways to get from Thurso to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$105 - $208

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Fly Wick to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Wick (WIC) to Newcastle (NCL) WIC - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$76 - $253

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Bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10
  3. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle

$78 - $103

Bus via Galashiels, Transport Interchange  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall) X95

$102 - $117

Drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Thurso to Carlisle 361.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Wick to Edinburgh, train  •  5 h 23 min

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

$137 - $459

Train to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Thurso to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carlisle

$163 - $363

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) and arriving at Carlisle via Inverness, Bus Station and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Thurso to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Thurso and arriving at Carlisle via Inverness and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 22 min.

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The distance between Thurso and Carlisle is 258 miles. The road distance is 361.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to get from Thurso to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Thurso to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) station.

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

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The best way to get from Thurso to Carlisle is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Newcastle Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 258.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Thurso to Carlisle via Inverness and Haymarket in around 10 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thurso to Carlisle via Inverness, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Glasgow in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Wick to Newcastle via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Newcastle via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Thurso to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Sir Georges Street Church (Bus Shelter) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall (at 54) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Carlisle, Market Hall (opposite Market Hall)
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Thurso to Carlisle is 362 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to drive from Thurso to Carlisle.

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Loganair, British Airways and Flybe offer flights from Wick Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to line 81 bus which takes 36 min and costs .

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