Inverness to Carlisle by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:36
  • Last train
    21:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 34m

Travelling from Inverness to Carlisle by train

The fastest trains from Inverness to Carlisle take around 4 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 299 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Inverness and Carlisle.

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

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Inverness 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 12 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Inverness around 05:36 and the last train is around 21:33. This is the same at the weekend.

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

When to book Inverness 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 Inverness to Carlisle by train.

Which trains operate between Inverness and Carlisle?

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

  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • 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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