Carlisle is fortunate to have the facilities of 3 regional airports within relatively easy reach by road or rail.
From Newcastle airport it takes around 75 minutes to get to Carlisle by road along the A69. There is a frequent Metro service to the main railway station (takes 25 minutes) and from there, several trains travel daily to Carlisle on the Tyne Valley Line (some trains also stop at Brampton and Wetheral). www.newcastleairport.com
Manchester airport has a direct link to Carlisle by rail. By road, the M6 motorway north provides the most direct route, taking around 2.5 hours. www.manchesterairport.co.uk
Glasgow Airport is about 100 miles north of Carlisle and linked by the A74 and M74. Bus services operate from the airport to Paisley Gilmour railway station. From there, frequent trains run to Glasgow Central Station, where there are direct rail services to Carlisle. www.glasgowairport.com
Carlisle also has its own airport just off the A689. The facility is currently used solely for business travel and leisure flights, but it is hoped to extend services to chartered flights in the future. Plans are underway to improve the runway and expand the airport to become a regional travel hub for Cumbria. www.carlisleairport.co.uk