Exeter to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    06:23
  • Last train
    21:49
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 33m
  • Distance
    465 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 34m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Exeter to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Exeter to Carlisle take around 5 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 465 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Exeter and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Exeter to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Exeter to Carlisle 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 33 departures.

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

The Exeter to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Exeter around 06:24 and the last train is around 21:49. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Exeter around 06:23, and the last at 21:02.

When to book Exeter to Carlisle 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 Exeter to Carlisle by train.

Help with booking alerts

Which train companies operate between Exeter and Carlisle?

More than one train company operates on the route from Exeter to Carlisle, 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
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

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

Carlisle to Exeter by train

Other journeys to Carlisle View all journeys to Carlisle

Buy train and bus tickets for UK and Europe - the easy way

  • Easy, fast and cheap
  • Pay in EUR, GBP or USD
  • Cheaper UK tickets with Pricehack
  • 100% human support

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to receive top tips, train news and travel inspiration straight to your inbox

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.