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Cheap train tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Carlisle to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Transpennine Express
08:17AM1h25
Carlisle station (CAR)
09:42AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$461One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:02AM1h16
Carlisle station (CAR)
10:18AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$471One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, July 20
Transpennine Express
08:17AM1h25
Carlisle station (CAR)
09:42AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:02AM1h16
Carlisle station (CAR)
10:18AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jul 20

Fastest Journey

1 h 16 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

119 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Carlisle for Edinburgh every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
09:02AM1h16
Carlisle station (CAR)
10:18AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$471One-way
0 transfers
Transpennine Express
08:17AM1h25
Carlisle station (CAR)
09:42AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
$461One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Carlisle to Edinburgh

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh cover the 73 miles (118 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $7 (€6), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from Carlisle to Edinburgh trains

Find the best trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and first_transpennine_express from $7 (€6). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Virgin Trains:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $10
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 4 a day

FAQs: Trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh

FAQs: Travel by train from Carlisle to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Carlisle to Edinburgh.
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Cheap train tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh can start from as little as $7 (€6) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Carlisle to Edinburgh is $23 (€20); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Carlisle to Edinburgh is 1 h 15 min   to travel the 73 mile (118 km) long trip, with around there are 10 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Carlisle to Edinburgh leaves at 7: 16 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Carlisle to Edinburgh leaves at 10: 18 PM.
Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Virgin Trains or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Carlisle to Edinburgh train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Carlisle and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Carlisle, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Edinburgh from Carlisle is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh including taking a train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Carlisle and Edinburgh

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Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Carlisle is Carlisle. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Carlisle for your journey between Carlisle and Edinburgh.
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Public transit options for Carlisle
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station
The major train station for arrivals in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey to Edinburgh from Carlisle.
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.

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