The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Carlisle to Edinburgh will cost around £ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
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1 h 16 m
1 h 24 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Carlisle for Edinburgh every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 119 km distance in an average of 1 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 16 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 43 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||73 miles (118 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||£17 (€20)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express|
Trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh cover the 73 miles (118 km) long route taking on average 1 h 16 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £10, but the average price of train tickets is £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
TransPennine Express and Virgin trains operate direct services from Carlisle to Edinburgh. Departures begin in early morning, and there are trains roughly every hour until the final connection just after 10:00 p.m. An earlier first connection is possible by changing to a ScotRail train at Carstairs. Journey times for trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh range from one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and 30 minutes. The Sunday schedule features a reduced service, with a first departure late in the morning. Trains depart from Carlisle station, just west of the town centre, and arrive at Edinburgh Waverley, in the heart of the city.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Carlisle and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.
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