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from Preston to Carlisle

You can get from Preston to Carlisle by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Preston to Carlisle on 5 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:41Preston1h11 12:52Carlisle
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11:41Preston1h11 12:52Carlisle
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11:00Preston1h03 12:03Carlisle
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11:08Preston1h09 12:17Carlisle
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12:40Preston1h10 13:50Carlisle
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4 Dec
£24First Transpennine Express
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5 Dec
£18Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
9 Dec
£11Avanti West Coast
£24National Express
10 Dec
£11Avanti West Coast
£24National Express

Travel Information to Carlisle from Preston

distanceDistance78 miles (126 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 1 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFirst Transpennine Express

Travel 78 miles (126 km) by train between Preston and Carlisle. First Transpennine Express is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train from Preston to Carlisle.

Travel Tips

Travel from Preston to Carlisle
Travel 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 Preston to Carlisle.
How do you get from Preston to Carlisle?

Travelling from Preston to Carlisle includes taking a train.

What is the fastest way to get from Preston to Carlisle?

A train is the fastest way to get from Preston to Carlisle with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 3 min.

How many miles from Preston to Carlisle would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 78 miles (126 km) from Preston to Carlisle.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Preston to Carlisle?

The average frequency per day from Preston to Carlisle is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Preston to Carlisle as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Preston to Carlisle?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Preston to Carlisle:

  • Trains from Preston to Carlisle most often leave from Preston and arrive in Carlisle.
Which travel operators can get me from Preston to Carlisle?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Preston and Carlisle:

  • You can go to Carlisle from Preston by train with First Transpennine Express. You'll see cheap train tickets for £8 with First Transpennine Express from Preston to Carlisle on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Preston and Carlisle?

Yes, there is a direct route available to Carlisle from Preston:

  • You can take a direct train with with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Carlisle as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Preston and Carlisle.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Preston to Carlisle?
Omio customers who travel from Preston to Carlisle often also extend their holiday to go to London, Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Carlisle and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Preston to Carlisle tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Preston and Carlisle, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Train tickets cost £8 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Preston and Carlisle online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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