Bolton to Carlisle by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    20:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 38m

Travelling from Bolton to Carlisle by train

The fastest trains from Bolton to Carlisle take around 1 hour and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Carlisle.

Journeys between Bolton and Carlisle usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 44 departures on the route from Bolton to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 33 departures. The duration is normally about 1 hour and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:03 and the last train is around 20:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 06:03, and the last at 21:07.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bolton to Carlisle train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bolton to Carlisle by train.

Which trains operate between Bolton and Carlisle?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Bolton to Carlisle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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