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Stafford to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    06:36
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 19m
  • Distance
    238 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 3m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Stafford to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Stafford to Carlisle take around 2 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 238 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stafford and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Stafford to Carlisle?

Journeys between Stafford and Carlisle usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 43 departures on the route from Stafford 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 32 departures.

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

The Stafford to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Stafford around 06:36 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stafford around 06:36, and the last at 23:31.

When to book Stafford 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 Stafford to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stafford and Carlisle?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • 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 Stafford 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.