Getting to Carlisle is easy
Our useful guide can help you plan your journey
Virgin Trains from London (Euston) reach Carlisle in less than four hours on their way to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Northern Rail provides an excellent service to Carlisle from stations across Northern England. Carlisle's Citadel Station is the final station for three of the country’s scenic railways:
You can also find out more about travelling along the Settle to Carlisle line, along with other local routes, on the Scenic Rail Britain website.
National Express operate services to Carlisle from all major cities.
There are also regular bus services from Newcastle.
Call 0871 2002233 for details.
Carlisle Lake District Airport is the gateway to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, South West Scotland and Border regions, located just six miles east of Carlisle city and the M6 (J43 or J44). Travellers can book flights connecting Carlisle and the Lake District with the South East of England (London Southend Airport), Northern Ireland (Belfast City Airport) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin Airport) thanks to Carlisle Lake District Airport’s partnership with Loganair, Scotland’s Airline.
Carlisle is less than two hours’ drive from Newcastle International, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester International airports and has numerous bus and train options from these locations.
Carlisle is linked directly with the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside by the M6, M61, M62 and adjoining motorways.
Take the M25, M1 (or M40) and M6 for a speedy journey from London and the South East.
The M74/A74, A7 and A69 are the quickest routes from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle respectively.
Carlisle is around a two hour drive from the ferry ports at Cairnryan and North Shields.
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