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Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads by train

It takes an average of 7h 0m to travel from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads by train, over a distance of around 238 miles (383 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads and tickets for this journey start from £47.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 20m
PriceFrom £47.10
Distance238 miles (383 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
First train05:43
Last train23:39
Departure stationCarlisle
Arrival stationBristol Temple Meads
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads train times

Check out the next trains departing from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads for Tuesday 6th July 2021 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
11:08 16:34 5h 26m, 1 change
11:49 16:34 4h 45m, 2 changes
13:08 17:32 4h 24m, 2 changes
13:08 18:32 5h 24m, 1 change
13:49 18:32 4h 43m, 3 changes
13:49 19:08 5h 19m, 2 changes
15:08 19:33 4h 25m, 2 changes
15:49 20:46 4h 57m, 2 changes
17:08 21:32 4h 24m, 2 changes
17:08 22:36 5h 28m, 1 change

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads? 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 Bristol Temple Meads take?

The average journey time by train between Carlisle and Bristol Temple Meads is 7 hours and 0 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 Bristol Temple Meads by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads is 4 hours and 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads cost?

Train ticket prices from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads can start from as little as £47.10 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 Bristol Temple Meads?

No, there are no direct train services from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads. Travelling from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The first train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads leave?

The last train from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads leaves at 23:39. 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 Bristol Temple Meads by train?

Trains travelling from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads cover a distance of around 238 miles (383 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Carlisle.

Cheap train tickets from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads

Train tickets from Carlisle to Bristol Temple Meads start at £47.10 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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