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Portsmouth to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    04:25
  • Last train
    23:34
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 54m
  • Distance
    472 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Portsmouth to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Portsmouth to Carlisle take around 5 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 472 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Portsmouth and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Portsmouth to Carlisle?

Journeys between Portsmouth and Carlisle usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Carlisle?

The Portsmouth to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Portsmouth to Carlisle train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Portsmouth around 04:25 and the last train is around 23:24. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Portsmouth around 06:45, and the last at 23:34.

When to book Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Portsmouth and Carlisle?

More than one train company operates on the route from Portsmouth to Carlisle, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Carlisle to Portsmouth by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.