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Carlisle to Aberdeen by train

  • First train
    06:52
  • Last train
    22:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 37m
  • Distance
    256 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 55m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Aberdeen by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Aberdeen take around 3 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 256 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Aberdeen.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Aberdeen?

Journeys between Carlisle and Aberdeen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 36 departures on the route from Carlisle to Aberdeen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 38 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Carlisle to Aberdeen?

The Carlisle to Aberdeen train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Carlisle to Aberdeen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Aberdeen is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:52 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:52, and the last at 22:52.

When to book Carlisle to Aberdeen train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Carlisle to Aberdeen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Aberdeen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Carlisle to Aberdeen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • ScotRail
  • TransPennine Express
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.