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Carlisle to Reading by train
Fastest journey4hr 27m
Trains per day38
Avg. journey time5hr 47m
Travelling from Carlisle to Reading by train
Fast trains from Carlisle to Reading take around 4 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 404 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Reading.
1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Reading?
Journeys between Carlisle and Reading usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 42 departures on the route from Carlisle to Reading 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 35 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Reading?
The Carlisle to Reading train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Carlisle to Reading train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Reading is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:44 and the last train is around 23:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:02, and the last at 21:24.
When to book Carlisle to Reading 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 Reading by train.
Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Reading?
More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Reading, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- Caledonian Sleeper
- East Coast
- First Great Western
- First TransPennine Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- Serco Caledonian Sleeper
- TransPennine Express
- UK Rail Connections
- 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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