Carlisle to Gatwick Airport by train

  • First train
    05:43
  • Last train
    23:44
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 29m
  • Distance
    455 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Gatwick Airport take around 4 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 455 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Carlisle and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Carlisle to Gatwick Airport every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:43 and the last train is around 23:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 05:44, and the last at 22:04.

When to book Carlisle to Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Gatwick Airport?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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.