The cheapest trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 20 Sep

Cheapest

£14

Average

£20

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 £ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

Cheapest
08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
0 changes
£141One-way
10:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 12:06Carlisle
0 changes
£191One-way
08:12Edinburgh Waverley1h19 09:31Carlisle
0 changes
£231One-way
10:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 11:32Carlisle
0 changes
£251One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 20 Sep
08:12Edinburgh Waverley1h19 09:31Carlisle
0 changes
08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
0 changes
10:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 11:32Carlisle
0 changes
10:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 12:06Carlisle
0 changes

This is the last train of the day.

Find all the dates and times for this journey

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
19 Sep
£19Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Mon
20 Sep
£14Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Tue
21 Sep
£11Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Fri
24 Sep
£13Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
25 Sep
£10First Transpennine Express
£22National Express

The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 20 Sep

Fastest Journey

1 h 14 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

119 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Edinburgh for Carlisle 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 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 14 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 20 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
08:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 10:06Carlisle
0 changes
£141One-way
Fastest
10:52Edinburgh Waverley1h14 12:06Carlisle
0 changes
£191One-way
08:12Edinburgh Waverley1h19 09:31Carlisle
0 changes
£231One-way
10:12Edinburgh Waverley1h20 11:32Carlisle
0 changes
£251One-way

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Train Information between Edinburgh and Carlisle

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 13 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 route taking on average 1 h 13 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 £10, 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
What is the price of the cheapest train to Carlisle from Edinburgh?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Edinburgh and Carlisle to cost as little as £10  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Carlisle train price to come in at an average of £13  one way.
How far is it from Edinburgh to Carlisle by train?
The Edinburgh to Carlisle train distance is approximately 73 miles (118 km).
How many hours does it take from Edinburgh to Carlisle by train?
While the time it takes to travel 73 miles (118 km) to Carlisle from Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Edinburgh to Carlisle is on average 1 h 13 min.
Which train station from Edinburgh to Carlisle do I depart from? Which Carlisle train station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Carlisle.

Where do I find the Edinburgh train station to Carlisle? Where is the Carlisle train station?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Carlisle most often arrive at Carlisle and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

What train providers go from Edinburgh to Carlisle?
If you're looking for trains from Edinburgh to Carlisle, you can rely on Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express to get you to Carlisle. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Edinburgh to Carlisle route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains between Edinburgh and Carlisle?
Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Edinburgh to Carlisle with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Carlisle?
The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Carlisle is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Carlisle? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Carlisle?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Edinburgh at 07: 12. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 09: 51. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Edinburgh to Carlisle and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Edinburgh to Carlisle train tickets to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Carlisle within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £13 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Carlisle from Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Carlisle
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.