Carlisle to Plymouth by train

  • First train
    05:44
  • Last train
    23:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 28m
  • Distance
    509 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Plymouth take around 6 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 509 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Plymouth?

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

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Carlisle to Plymouth 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 30 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 05:44 and the last train is around 23:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Carlisle around 07:02, and the last at 21:36.

When to book Carlisle to Plymouth 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 Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Plymouth?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.