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Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness and tickets for this journey start from £18.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 24m
PriceFrom £18.70
Distance55 miles (88 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
First train05:16
Last train19:09
Departure stationCarlisle
Arrival stationBarrow-in-Furness
ChangesDirect trains available

Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness train times

Check out the next trains departing from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness for Tuesday 27th September 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:49 13:03 2h 14m, 1 change
11:07 13:39 2h 32m, direct
12:08 14:17 2h 9m, 1 change
12:10 14:41 2h 31m, direct
12:49 15:03 2h 14m, 1 change
14:08 16:25 2h 17m, 1 change
14:08 16:40 2h 32m, direct
14:41 17:14 2h 33m, direct
14:49 17:16 2h 27m, 1 change
15:12 17:45 2h 33m, direct

How to travel from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness? Look no further.

You'll usually find 28 trains per day running between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, which usually take 3 hours 31 minutes to complete the 55 miles (88 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Avanti West Coast trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Barrow-in-Furness.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness start from £18.70 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Barrow-in-Furness? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness take?

The average journey time by train between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness is 2 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness cost?

Train ticket prices from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness can start from as little as £18.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness without having to change trains. There are 28 direct trains from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness leave?

The first train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness leaves at 05:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness leave?

The last train from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness leaves at 19:09. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness by train?

Trains travelling from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle.

Cheap train tickets from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness

Train tickets from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness start at £18.70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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