Halifax to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    06:28
  • Last train
    00:24
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 22m
  • Distance
    148 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    36
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Halifax to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Halifax to Carlisle take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 148 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Halifax and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Halifax to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 37 departures on the route from Halifax to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Halifax to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Halifax around 06:28 and the last train is around 00:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Halifax around 06:28, and the last at 00:24.

When to book Halifax 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 Halifax to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Halifax and Carlisle?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • 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.