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Plymouth to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    05:20
  • Last train
    20:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 33m
  • Distance
    509 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 9m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Plymouth to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Plymouth to Carlisle take around 6 hours and 33 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 509 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Plymouth and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Plymouth to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 21 departures on the route from Plymouth 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 17 departures.

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

The Plymouth to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 33 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Plymouth around 05:20 and the last train is around 19:44. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Plymouth around 05:25, and the last at 20:04.

When to book Plymouth 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 Plymouth to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Plymouth and Carlisle?

More than one train company operates on the route from Plymouth 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
  • 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 Plymouth 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.