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Cardiff to Carlisle by train
Fastest journey4hr 39m
Trains per day30
Avg. journey time5hr 46m
Travelling from Cardiff to Carlisle by train
Fast trains from Cardiff to Carlisle take around 4 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 381 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Carlisle.
1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Carlisle?
Journeys between Cardiff and Carlisle usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 33 departures on the route from Cardiff to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Carlisle?
The Cardiff to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cardiff to Carlisle train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 04:35 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:35, and the last at 21:35.
When to book Cardiff 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 Cardiff to Carlisle by train.
Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Carlisle?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Carlisle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Avanti West Coast
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- Transport For Wales
- 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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