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Carlisle to Glasgow Central by train

It takes an average of 1h 41m to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow Central by train, over a distance of around 85 miles (136 km). There are normally 74 trains per day travelling from Carlisle to Glasgow Central and tickets for this journey start from £8.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 9m
PriceFrom £8.80
Distance85 miles (136 km)
Frequency74 trains per day
First train05:07
Last train22:53
Departure stationCarlisle
Arrival stationGlasgow Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast

Carlisle to Glasgow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Carlisle to Glasgow Central for Dienstag 23. August 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
12:13 14:37 2h 24m, direct
13:15 14:39 1h 24m, direct
14:00 15:16 1h 16m, direct
14:08 16:36 2h 28m, direct
14:48 16:00 1h 12m, direct
15:16 16:41 1h 25m, direct
15:52 17:11 1h 19m, direct
16:08 18:39 2h 31m, direct
16:49 18:00 1h 11m, direct
17:15 18:38 1h 23m, direct

Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central in 1 hour 9 minutes

If you want to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow Central by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Carlisle to Glasgow Central by train to take around 1 hour 52 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 9 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 74 trains per day running on this route, which spans 85 miles (136 km). There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Glasgow Central. You can travel on this route with either Avanti West Coast, ScotRail or TransPennine Express. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Carlisle to Glasgow Central start from £8.80 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including money-saving tips, or check our timetable above where you can view live train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Carlisle to Glasgow Central? 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 Glasgow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Carlisle and Glasgow Central is 1 hour and 41 minutes, with around 74 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 Glasgow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central is 1 hour and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Carlisle to Glasgow Central can start from as little as £8.80 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 Glasgow Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow Central without having to change trains. There are 74 direct trains from Carlisle to Glasgow Central 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 Glasgow Central leave?

The first train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central leaves at 05:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central leave?

The last train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central leaves at 22:53. 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 Glasgow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Carlisle to Glasgow Central cover a distance of around 85 miles (136 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Glasgow Central to Carlisle.

Cheap train tickets from Carlisle to Glasgow Central

Train tickets from Carlisle to Glasgow Central start at £8.80 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 Glasgow Central 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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