Exeter to Carlisle by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    06:23
  • Last train
    21:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 35m

Travelling from Exeter to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Carlisle take around 5 hours and 35 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 465 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Carlisle.

Are there direct trains from Exeter to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Exeter 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 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Exeter to Carlisle?

The Exeter to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 35 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Exeter to Carlisle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:24 and the last train is around 21:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:23, and the last at 21:02.

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

When to book Exeter 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 Exeter to Carlisle by train.

Which train companies operate between Exeter and Carlisle?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • 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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