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Leicester to Carlisle by train
Fastest journey3hr 12m
Trains per day39
Avg. journey time5hr 1m
Travelling from Leicester to Carlisle by train
Fast trains from Leicester to Carlisle take around 3 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 278 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Carlisle.
1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Carlisle?
Journeys between Leicester and Carlisle usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Leicester to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 40 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Leicester to Carlisle?
The Leicester to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Leicester to Carlisle train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 07:10 and the last train is around 23:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 05:49, and the last at 23:54.
When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Carlisle by train.
Which train companies operate between Leicester and Carlisle?
More than one train company operates on the route from Leicester to Carlisle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- East Midlands Trains
- First TransPennine Express
- London Midland
- Northern Rail
- 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.
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