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

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Train  •  9h 46m

  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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Bus  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland 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

$65 - $99

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Bus via South Side, Surgeons' Hall  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station X99
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall to Hawick, High School X95
  4. Take the bus from Hawick, RC Church to Carlisle, Market Hall X95

$75 - $104

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Thurso to Carlisle 361.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Wick to Newcastle, train  •  8h 30m

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

$74 - $251

Fly Wick to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 25m

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

$133 - $457

Train to Inverness, fly to Manchester, train  •  9h 8m

  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

$162 - $365

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thurso to Carlisle is to bus which costs £50 - £80 and takes 10h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Thurso to Carlisle is to fly and train which costs £100 - £360 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thurso to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Thurso, Bank of Scotland and arriving at Carlisle via Inverness, Bus Station and Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 57m.

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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 9h 46m.

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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 9h 46m and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 9h 46m to get from Thurso to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Thurso to Carlisle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, depart from Thurso, Bank of Scotland 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 9h 46m and costs £80 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £80 and takes 10h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Thurso to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 258.1 miles
  • Duration: 9h 46m

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 9h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Thurso to Carlisle via Inverness, Bus Station and Glasgow in around 10h 57m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Wick to Newcastle via Edinburgh, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Wick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $200
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Wick to Newcastle via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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
3h 46m
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
3h 10m
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
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 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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Thurso, Bank of Scotland to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
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
3h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from South Side, Surgeons' Hall to Hawick, High School
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Hawick, RC Church to Carlisle, Market Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Wick Airport to Newcastle Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m 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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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 6h 36m 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 274+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thurso to Wick Airport is to bus which takes 53m and costs £4 - £5.

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