Carlisle to Ipswich by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 5m
  • Distance
    416 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 51m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Ipswich by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Ipswich take around 5 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 416 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Ipswich.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Ipswich?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Carlisle to Ipswich 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 17 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Ipswich train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Ipswich is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:43 and the last train is around 22:04. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 06:25, and the last at 21:28.

When to book Carlisle to Ipswich 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 Ipswich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Ipswich?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Coast
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • 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.