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Tamworth to Carlisle by train

  • First train
    06:29
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 45m
  • Distance
    264 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 42m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Tamworth to Carlisle by train

Fast trains from Tamworth to Carlisle take around 2 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 264 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Tamworth and Carlisle.

1. Are there direct trains from Tamworth to Carlisle?

Journeys between Tamworth 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 27 departures on the route from Tamworth 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 24 departures.

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

The Tamworth to Carlisle train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Carlisle is usually scheduled to depart Tamworth around 06:35 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Tamworth around 06:29, and the last at 22:47.

When to book Tamworth 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 Tamworth to Carlisle by train.

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Which train companies operate between Tamworth and Carlisle?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • 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 Tamworth 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.