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