COMPARE Prices across different modes

Thu
21 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£31First Transpennine Express
£18National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£44First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£21Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£26Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£27Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£31Northern Rail
£34National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£41Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£27Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£31Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£32Avanti West Coast
£20National Express

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Train Information between Manchester and Carlisle

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Carlisle cover the 101 miles (163 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 50 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carlisle.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Carlisle.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Manchester and Carlisle?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Manchester to Carlisle for as low as £21  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Manchester to Carlisle cost on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Carlisle is £31  one way.
What is the distance between Manchester and Carlisle by train?
The distance from Manchester to Carlisle by train is approximately 101 miles (163 km).
How long does it take from Manchester to Carlisle by train?
While the time it takes to travel 101 miles (163 km) between Manchester and Carlisle can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Carlisle is on average 1 h 50 min.
What station does the Manchester to Carlisle train leave from? Which Carlisle train station do I come into from Manchester?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Carlisle.

Where is the train station in Manchester? Where is the train station in Carlisle?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

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

What train companies offer a service from Manchester to Carlisle?
Take the Manchester to Carlisle train with First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Manchester and Carlisle as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Manchester and Carlisle?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Carlisle is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Manchester to Carlisle? What time is the last train from Manchester to Carlisle?
The first Manchester to Carlisle train departs at 07: 27   and the last train from Manchester to Carlisle leaves at 11: 54. Check out the most up-to-date Manchester to Carlisle train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I book Manchester Carlisle train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Manchester and Carlisle to cost on average £31 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Carlisle train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Carlisle
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Carlisle.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales