Bristol to Carlisle by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    23:00
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 19m

Travelling from Bristol to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Bristol to Carlisle take around 4 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 377 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bristol and Carlisle.

Are there direct trains from Bristol to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Bristol 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 33 departures.

How long is the train journey from Bristol to Carlisle?

The Bristol to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Bristol to Carlisle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Bristol around 05:45 and the last train is around 22:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bristol around 05:41, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Bristol 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 Bristol to Carlisle by train.

Which train companies operate between Bristol and Carlisle?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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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