Manchester to Carlisle by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Carlisle by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Carlisle take around 1 hour and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 164 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Carlisle.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Carlisle?
Direct trains from Manchester to Carlisle have been found.
We usually find around 48 direct trains on the route from Manchester to Carlisle every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 43 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Carlisle?
The Manchester to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Carlisle train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 04:57 and the last train is around 21:22.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 04:54, and the last at 20:26.
What's the Manchester to Carlisle train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Carlisle are $14.17.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $15 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $18. 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 Manchester 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 Manchester to Carlisle by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Carlisle?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Carlisle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- 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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