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Train Information between Manchester and Carlisle

distanceDistance101 miles (163 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$47 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Carlisle cover the 101 miles (163 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $47 (€39), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $36 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Carlisle.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Carlisle
Travel by train to Carlisle 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 Manchester to Carlisle.
How much does a cheap train from Manchester to Carlisle cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Manchester and Carlisle for as low as $36 (€30)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Carlisle from Manchester on average?
The train price between Manchester and Carlisle is on average $47 (€39)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Manchester to Carlisle by train?
The Manchester to Carlisle train distance is approximately 101 miles (163 km).
How many hours is the train time to Carlisle from Manchester?
On average the Manchester to Carlisle train travel time is 1 h 45 min  for the 101 miles (163 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Carlisle?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Manchester Piccadilly   to Carlisle.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Carlisle? Where is the train station in Carlisle located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival train station in Carlisle, called Carlisle, is located around 0.3 miles (544 m) away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service from Manchester to Carlisle?
When taking a train from Manchester to Carlisle, you can count on First Transpennine Express or Avanti West Coast for the best way to get you to Carlisle. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Manchester and Carlisle and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there between Manchester and Carlisle?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Carlisle. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I book train tickets between Manchester and Carlisle to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Manchester to Carlisle is on average $47 (€39) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Manchester to Carlisle available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey from Manchester to Carlisle.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales