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Bus Carlisle to Manchester: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Carlisle to Manchester. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much does it cost to get from Carlisle to Manchester by bus?

The cheapest bus tickets from Carlisle to Manchester cost £ 17.52. On average, you can expect to spend around £ 43.85 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Carlisle to Manchester.

Carlisle to Manchester by bus

Best price £ 23.33
Journey duration 3 h 21 min
Connections per day 5
First departure 11:45
Last departure 11:30
Distance 101.9 mi
Departure Carlisle
Arrival Manchester
Carriers Megabus, National Express, Bus

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
£ 17.52
Maximum price
£ 77.24

Carlisle - Manchester


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£ 29.66

Thursday, May 5th 2022
National Express-logo
Carlisle - Manchester Central Bus Station
00:50 - 04:00
National Express
3h 10min
CO2: 5.76kg

How long will it take me to travel from Carlisle to Manchester by bus?

The journey between Carlisle and Manchester by bus usually takes 3 h 19 min to cover a distance of 101.9 mi. The shortest journey from Carlisle to Manchester will take you 14 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Manchester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Carlisle to Manchester leave?

The first departure of the night from Carlisle to Manchester leaves at 00:50, while the last journey sets out at 11:30. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Carlisle and Manchester. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

How many times a day do departures from Carlisle leave for Manchester?

The route from Carlisle to Manchester is served by providers including National Express and Bus. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 8 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Carlisle 6 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Carlisle to Manchester, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 6 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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