Nottingham to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    05:20
  • Last train
    23:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 44m
  • Distance
    246 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Nottingham to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Nottingham to Carlisle take around 3 hours and 44 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 246 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Nottingham and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Nottingham to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Nottingham to Carlisle every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

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

The Nottingham to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 44 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Nottingham around 05:03 and the last train is around 23:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Nottingham around 05:20, and the last at 23:20.

When to book Nottingham 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 Nottingham to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Nottingham and Carlisle?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Carlisle to Nottingham by train

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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.