Chester to Carlisle by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    23:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 7m

Travelling from Chester to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Chester to Carlisle take around 2 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 189 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Carlisle.

Are there direct trains from Chester to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Chester to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

How long is the train journey from Chester to Carlisle?

The Chester to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Chester to Carlisle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 05:38 and the last train is around 19:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:22.

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

When to book Chester 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 Chester to Carlisle by train.

Which train companies operate between Chester and Carlisle?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • 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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