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There are 3 ways to get from Washington to Carlisle by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

£17 - £28

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Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station 685

£9 - £13

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Washington to Carlisle 67.7 miles

£11 - £17

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Carlisle is to bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 3h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Carlisle is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Carlisle station. However, there are services departing from Washington Galleries Bus Station and arriving at Carlisle, Bus Station via Eldon Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between Washington and Carlisle is 57 miles. The road distance is 67.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs £17 - £28.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Washington to Carlisle, including transfers.

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Washington to Carlisle bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Eldon Square Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Carlisle is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs £17 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £13 and takes 3h 50m.

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Washington to Carlisle bus services, operated by Arriva Northumbria, arrive at Carlisle, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Carlisle is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Washington to Carlisle.

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  • Distance: 56.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

Northern Rail operates a train from Washington to Carlisle hourly. Tickets cost £15 - £22 and the journey takes 1h 19m. Alternatively, Arriva Northumbria operates a bus from Washington to Carlisle every 4 hours. Tickets cost £7 - £11 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Stagecoach North West also services this route 5 times a day.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva Northumbria
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Website
Arriva Northumbria
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Carlisle, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stagecoach North West

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