Trains from Glasgow to Carlisle

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Tue
Sep 17
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£14National Express
Wed
Sep 18
£10Virgin Trains
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Sep 19
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£20National Express
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Sep 20
£12Virgin Trains
£14National Express
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Sep 21
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express
Sun
Sep 22
£12First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
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Sep 23
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express
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Sep 24
£10Virgin Trains
£14National Express
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Sep 25
£10Virgin Trains
£14National Express
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Sep 26
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express
Fri
Sep 27
£22First Transpennine Express
£19National Express
Sat
Sep 28
£10Virgin Trains
£14National Express
Tue
Oct 1
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express
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Oct 2
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express
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Oct 3
£23Scotrail
£14National Express
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Oct 4
£11Virgin Trains
£14National Express
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Oct 7
£10Virgin Trains
£19National Express

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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Carlisle Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 17 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £12
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Carlisle
Distance:136 km
TrainTrain Companies:Virgin Trains, First Transpennine Express, Scotrail

Trains from Glasgow to Carlisle

Travellers heading south over the border from Scotland's largest city to Cumbria can take regular daily direct trains from Glasgow to Carlisle on the West Coast Main Line. Connections to the English city are provided by a choice of operators and include express services taking just over an hour and slower, stopping trains  taking over two hours. Departure times range from early morning to mid-evening.

Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Carlisle?

Passengers can choose from three rail operators on this route. Virgin Trains offer daily direct trains from Glasgow Central to Carlisle en route to the south of England. First Transpennine Express also provides daily direct services, while ScotRail, the national rail operator in Scotland, has slower stopping services from Glasgow to Carlisle on weekdays.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Carlisle?

The fastest direct trains from Glasgow to Carlisle are the select Virgin Trains connections that take one hour and seven minutes to complete the 92-mile trip south. Other Virgin and First Transpennine Express connections take  from one to 20 minutes longer.  ScotRail stopping services take two hours and 24 minutes to reach Carlisle.

How many trains are there from Glasgow to Carlisle?

Between them, the three operators on this route offer around three trains an hour from Glasgow to Carlisle for most of the day, with frequency decreasing in the evening. Services begin very early in the morning, with a final connection from Glasgow with ScotRail, leaving in mid-evening and arriving in Carlisle just before midnight.  Sunday schedules are reduced, with no early morning departures and no ScotRail connections.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Carlisle?

Departure train station: Glasgow Central Station is located in the city centre, with Glasgow Subway train connections available from  the nearby St Enoch station, and numerous city bus routes stopping close to the terminus on Argyle Street, Hope Street and Union Street. The station concourse has a pub, fast food outlets, cash points, a newsagent and taxi ranks.

Arrival train station: Carlisle Station is located on the south side of the city centre, with bus routes around the city available from stops on English Street and Lowther Street. Passenger facilities on the station concourse include a newsagent, cafe-restaurant, cash points and a taxi rank.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Carlisle
TrainGlasgow Central

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