Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Cheapest

£11

Average

£22

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 Edinburgh to Carlisle will cost around £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.

Cheapest
18:52Edinburgh Waverley1h13 20:05Carlisle
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£111One-way
17:15Edinburgh Waverley2h32 19:47Carlisle
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£131One-way
08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
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£141One-way
16:52Edinburgh Waverley1h16 18:08Carlisle
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£181One-way
14:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 16:06Carlisle
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£181One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 21 Jan
08:12Edinburgh Waverley1h19 09:31Carlisle
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
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09:17Edinburgh Waverley2h31 11:48Carlisle
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10:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 11:32Carlisle
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10:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 12:06Carlisle
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11:15Edinburgh Waverley2h32 13:47Carlisle
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12:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 13:32Carlisle
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12:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 14:06Carlisle
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14:12Edinburgh Waverley1h19 15:31Carlisle
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14:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 16:06Carlisle
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15:15Edinburgh Waverley2h36 17:51Carlisle
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16:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 17:32Carlisle
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16:52Edinburgh Waverley1h16 18:08Carlisle
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17:15Edinburgh Waverley2h32 19:47Carlisle
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18:11Edinburgh Waverley1h21 19:32Carlisle
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18:52Edinburgh Waverley1h13 20:05Carlisle
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20:11Edinburgh Waverley1h22 21:33Carlisle
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Fri
21 Jan
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
22 Jan
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
23 Jan
£18Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Mon
24 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Tue
25 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Wed
26 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Thu
27 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Fri
28 Jan
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
29 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
30 Jan
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Mon
31 Jan
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Tue
1 Feb
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Wed
2 Feb
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Thu
3 Feb
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Fri
4 Feb
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
5 Feb
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£22National Express
Sun
6 Feb
£39First Transpennine Express
£22National Express
Mon
7 Feb
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Tue
8 Feb
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Wed
9 Feb
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£22National Express

Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 21 Jan

Fastest Journey

1 h 13 m

Average

1 h 35 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

119 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Edinburgh for Carlisle every day 13 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 35 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 13 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 36 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.

Fastest
18:52Edinburgh Waverley1h13 20:05Carlisle
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£111One-way
14:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 16:06Carlisle
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£181One-way
12:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 14:06Carlisle
0 changes
£181One-way
08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
0 changes
£141One-way
10:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 12:06Carlisle
0 changes
£181One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£13 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle cover the 73 miles (118 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 12 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £11, but the average price of train tickets is £13. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Carlisle.

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle

Travel by train to Carlisle easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Carlisle.
FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Edinburgh and Carlisle cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Carlisle from Edinburgh to cost as little as £11  in the next 7 days.

What is the average cost of a train from Edinburgh to Carlisle?

The Edinburgh to Carlisle train ticket price is on average £13  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Carlisle by train?

The Edinburgh to Carlisle train distance is approximately 73 miles (118 km).

How long does it take from Edinburgh to Carlisle by train?

On average the Edinburgh to Carlisle train time is 1 h 12 min  covering the 73 miles (118 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Carlisle?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Carlisle.

Where is the Edinburgh train station located? Where is the Carlisle train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Carlisle, located 0.3 miles (544 m) away from the city centre.

What train companies offer a service to Carlisle from Edinburgh?

For the journey from Edinburgh to Carlisle you can take a train with Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Carlisle on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Carlisle?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Edinburgh to Carlisle. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Carlisle? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Carlisle?

If you prefer early morning trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle, the first train leaves at 08: 15. If you prefer late night trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 52. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Carlisle times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between Edinburgh and Carlisle to get the best deals?

If you book Edinburgh to Carlisle train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £13. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Edinburgh and Carlisle. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Carlisle
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip between Edinburgh and Carlisle.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express