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Carlisle to Tamworth by train

  • First train
    05:44
  • Last train
    23:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 53m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 7m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Tamworth by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Tamworth take around 2 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Tamworth.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Tamworth?

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Carlisle to Tamworth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Tamworth train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Tamworth is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:44 and the last train is around 23:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 05:44, and the last at 23:30.

When to book Carlisle to Tamworth 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 Tamworth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Tamworth?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • London Midland
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Tamworth to Carlisle by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and 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.