Carlisle United’s travelling commitments will be eased by nearly 1,600 miles in a northern-heavy League Two next season.

After the full fourth-tier line-up was confirmed by Crawley Town’s victory in the play-offs, United now know how far they’ll travel to fulfil their league games in 2024/25.

Paul Simpson’s side face a total round trip of 8,699 miles for their 23 away fixtures.

That is a reduction of 1,597 miles on 2023/24’s overall journey of 10,296 miles in League One.

Next season’s total travelling will be its lowest for years for the Cumbrians thanks to a host of northern sides making up a large part of League Two.

News and Star: Carlisle United's 2024/25 opponentsCarlisle United's 2024/25 opponents (Image: Gary York / News & Star)

A number of clubs are within easier reach for United and the Blue Army, such as Accrington Stanley, Barrow, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Harrogate Town, Morecambe, Salford City and Tranmere Rovers.

That group is joined by Crewe Alexandra who lost out to Crawley with a 2-0 defeat in the play-off final at Wembley on Sunday.

The Red Devils’ promotion takes another massive journey off the calendar for United next season.

News and Star: Gillingham FC's Priestfield Stadium will be the furthest destination for United in 2024/25Gillingham FC's Priestfield Stadium will be the furthest destination for United in 2024/25 (Image: Richard Parkes)

The longest trip will be to Gillingham, at 335.1 miles, followed by EFL new boys Bromley at 330 miles.

The shortest trip for the Cumbrians will be the 69.9-mile journey to Morecambe, followed by the 85-mile trip to take on fellow Cumbrians Barrow.

United have three away games at less than 100 miles – Fleetwood Town at 93.8 miles is the other.

And they have a 14 in total at under 200 miles.

United’s longest journeys in 2023/24 (in miles)

1 Gillingham - 335.1

2 Bromley – 330

3 AFC Wimbledon – 320.7

4 Colchester United – 316.2

5 Newport County – 281.8

6 Swindon Town – 268.4

7 MK Dons – 262.1

8 Cheltenham Town – 238

9 Notts County – 204.2

10 Grimsby Town – 187.3

11 Walsall – 185.1

12 Chesterfield 167.5

13 Port Vale 150.7

14 Doncaster Rovers 145

15 Crewe Alexandra 143.6

16 Tranmere Rovers 128.3

17 Salford City 116.4

18 Harrogate Town 109.3

19 Bradford City 106.7

20 Accrington Stanley 105.1

21 Fleetwood Town 93.8

22 Barrow 85

23 Morecambe 69.9

Total trip: 4349.5. Total round trip: 8,699.

Figures from AA Routeplanner.