Carlisle to Southampton by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:44
  • Last train
    21:34
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 27m

Travelling from Carlisle to Southampton by train

The fastest trains from Carlisle to Southampton take around 5 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 451 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Southampton.

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Carlisle to Southampton 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 29 departures. The duration is normally about 5 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Southampton is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:44 and the last train is around 21:26. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 07:02, and the last at 21:34.

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

When to book Carlisle to Southampton 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 Southampton by train.

Which trains operate between Carlisle and Southampton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • South West Trains
  • 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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