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Bolton to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    06:03
  • Last train
    21:20
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 38m
  • Distance
    150 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    61
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 56m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Bolton to Carlisle by train

Fast 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.

1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 61 departures on the route from Bolton to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 63 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bolton to Carlisle?

The Bolton to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bolton to Carlisle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 06:03 and the last train is around 21:20. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 06:03, and the last at 20:55.

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.

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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Carlisle?

More than one train company 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
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

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

Carlisle to Bolton by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.