Carlisle to Manchester by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Carlisle to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Carlisle to Manchester take around 1 hour and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 164 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Manchester?
Direct trains from Carlisle to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 33 direct trains on the route from Carlisle to Manchester every weekday.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Manchester?
The Carlisle to Manchester train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Carlisle to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:22 and the last train is around 23:45.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:21, and the last at 23:30.
What's the Carlisle to Manchester train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Carlisle to Manchester are $11.23.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $14 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $13. 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 Manchester 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 Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- TransPennine Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Manchester to Carlisle by train