Edinburgh to Carlisle by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Edinburgh to Carlisle by train
Fast trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle take around 1 hour and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 119 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Carlisle.
1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle?
Direct trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle have been found.
We usually find around 31 direct trains on the route from Edinburgh to Carlisle every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 27 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Edinburgh to Carlisle?
The Edinburgh to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Edinburgh to Carlisle train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 06:14 and the last train is around 22:13.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 06:15, and the last at 22:10.
What's the Edinburgh to Carlisle train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle are $10.15.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $14 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $11. 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Carlisle by train.
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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Carlisle?
More than one train company operates on the route from Edinburgh 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
- 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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