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Shrewsbury to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    05:31
  • Last train
    00:12
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 50m
  • Distance
    243 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 16m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Shrewsbury to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Shrewsbury to Carlisle take around 2 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 243 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Shrewsbury and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Shrewsbury to Carlisle?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Shrewsbury 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 36 departures.

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

The Shrewsbury to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Shrewsbury around 05:31 and the last train is around 00:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Shrewsbury around 05:44, and the last at 00:12.

When to book Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Shrewsbury and Carlisle?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • First TransPennine Express
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport For Wales
  • 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 Shrewsbury 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.