Grantham to Carlisle by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 49m
  • Distance
    267 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Grantham to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Grantham to Carlisle take around 3 hours and 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 267 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Grantham and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Grantham to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Grantham 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 38 departures.

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

The Grantham to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Grantham around 07:02 and the last train is around 23:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Grantham around 07:06, and the last at 23:07.

When to book Grantham 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 Grantham to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Grantham and Carlisle?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First Hull Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • 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.