Carlisle to Edinburgh by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Carlisle to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh take around 1 hour and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 119 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 37 direct trains on the route from Carlisle to Edinburgh every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 41 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Edinburgh?
The Carlisle to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Carlisle to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 08:10 and the last train is around 22:16.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 07:58, and the last at 22:15.
What's the Carlisle to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh are $19.24.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $11 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $14. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Carlisle to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh?
More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Edinburgh, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- East Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- London North Eastern Railway
- 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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