Carlisle to Whitby by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 26m
  • Distance
    156 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 41m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Carlisle to Whitby by train

Fast trains from Carlisle to Whitby take around 4 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 156 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Carlisle and Whitby.

1. Are there direct trains from Carlisle to Whitby?

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

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Carlisle to Whitby 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 8 departures.

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

The Carlisle to Whitby train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Whitby is usually scheduled to depart Carlisle around 06:30 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 22:06.

When to book Carlisle to Whitby 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 Whitby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Carlisle and Whitby?

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

  • East Coast
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail

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.