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Newcastle to Carlisle by train

It takes an average of 1h 29m to travel from Newcastle to Carlisle by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 37 trains per day travelling from Newcastle to Carlisle and tickets for this journey start from £3 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 21m
PriceFrom £3
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency37 trains per day
First train04:42
Last train21:25
Departure stationNewcastle
Arrival stationCarlisle
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Newcastle to Carlisle train times

Check out the next trains departing from Newcastle to Carlisle for Tuesday 12th July 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.
10:23 11:46 1h 23m, direct
11:23 12:44 1h 21m, direct
11:50 13:27 1h 37m, direct
12:23 13:46 1h 23m, direct
12:39 14:06 1h 27m, direct
13:23 14:44 1h 21m, direct
13:40 15:08 1h 28m, direct
14:23 15:44 1h 21m, direct
14:33 15:59 1h 26m, direct
15:40 17:07 1h 27m, direct

About the train journey from Newcastle to Carlisle

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The train from Newcastle to Carlisle usually takes 1 hour 31 minutes on average to travel 53 miles (85 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 21 minutes. You can expect to find 37 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Carlisle, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. All or part of your journey will be served by London North Eastern Railway, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Newcastle to Carlisle if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £3.00. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Newcastle to Carlisle? 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 Newcastle to Carlisle take?

The average journey time by train between Newcastle and Carlisle is 1 hour and 29 minutes, with around 37 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 Newcastle and Carlisle by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Newcastle to Carlisle is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Newcastle to Carlisle cost?

Train ticket prices from Newcastle to Carlisle can start from as little as £3 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 Newcastle to Carlisle?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Newcastle to Carlisle without having to change trains. There are 37 direct trains from Newcastle to Carlisle each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Newcastle to Carlisle leave?

The first train from Newcastle to Carlisle leaves at 04:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Newcastle to Carlisle leave?

The last train from Newcastle to Carlisle leaves at 21:25. 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 Newcastle and Carlisle by train?

Trains travelling from Newcastle to Carlisle cover a distance of around 53 miles (85 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Newcastle to Carlisle

Train tickets from Newcastle to Carlisle start at £3 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 Newcastle to Carlisle 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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