Carlisle to Cardiff by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Carlisle to Cardiff by train
Fast trains from Carlisle to Cardiff take around 4 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 381 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Cardiff.
1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Cardiff?
Journeys between Carlisle and Cardiff usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 20 departures on the route from Carlisle to Cardiff 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 34 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Cardiff?
The Carlisle to Cardiff train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Carlisle to Cardiff train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Cardiff is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:44 and the last train is around 23:45.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 05:44, and the last at 21:28.
What's the Carlisle to Cardiff train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Carlisle to Cardiff are $97.82.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $183, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Carlisle to Cardiff 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 Carlisle to Cardiff by train.
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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Cardiff?
More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Cardiff, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- First TransPennine Express
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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