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Train Information between Glasgow and Carlisle

distanceDistance84 miles (136 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express

Trains from Glasgow to Carlisle cover the 84 miles (136 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 8 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £9, but the average price of train tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Carlisle.

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Carlisle.
How much do cheap trains from Glasgow to Carlisle cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Carlisle from Glasgow for as low as £9  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from Glasgow to Carlisle?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Carlisle train price to come in at an average of £11  one way.
How far is it from Glasgow to Carlisle by train?
The Glasgow to Carlisle train distance is approximately 84 miles (136 km).
How long is the train to Carlisle from Glasgow?
On average the train from Glasgow to Carlisle duration is 1 h 8 min  for the 84 miles (136 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Glasgow goes to Carlisle? Which train station do I come into Carlisle from Glasgow?

Omio customers book a train from Glasgow Central   to Carlisle   most frequently for this route.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival train station, Carlisle, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Carlisle.

Which train providers can take me to Carlisle from Glasgow?
For the best Glasgow to Carlisle train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast or First Transpennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Glasgow and Carlisle to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there to Carlisle from Glasgow?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Glasgow to Carlisle. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Glasgow to Carlisle?
You can take the first train from Glasgow to Carlisle at 07: 36   or take the last train from Glasgow to Carlisle leaving at 10: 38. Look for the latest Glasgow Carlisle train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Carlisle from Glasgow to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Glasgow to Carlisle is on average £11 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Glasgow to Carlisle available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Glasgow is Glasgow Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Glasgow Central for your trip to Carlisle from Glasgow.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper