Inverness to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    05:36
  • Last train
    21:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 32m
  • Distance
    299 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 42m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Inverness to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Inverness to Carlisle take around 4 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 299 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Inverness and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Inverness to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 13 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 15 departures.

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

The Inverness to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

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.

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.

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Which train companies operate between Inverness and Carlisle?

More than one train company 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
  • 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.

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