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Carlisle to Inverness by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 47m
  • Distance
    299 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 20m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Inverness by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Inverness take around 4 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 299 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Inverness.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Inverness?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Carlisle to Inverness 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 26 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Inverness train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Inverness is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:52 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:08, and the last at 22:52.

When to book Carlisle to Inverness 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 Inverness by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Inverness?

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

  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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.

Inverness to Carlisle 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.