Duration 5h
Distance 301.3 miles
Average price £308
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Chelmsford and Carlisle takes 5h and the fastest train takes 4h 16m. There is an hourly train service from Chelmsford to Carlisle. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Chelmsford
  2. London Euston
  3. Carlisle
4h 32m
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£125 - £403

Chelmsford to Carlisle train times

Trains run hourly between Chelmsford and Carlisle. The earliest departure is at 05:11 in the morning, and the last departure from Chelmsford is at 23:25 which arrives into Carlisle at 09:47. All services require a transfer, and take on average 5h. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Chelmsford to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Carlisle via Liverpool Street station, Moorgate station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Carlisle is 261 miles. The road distance is 301.3 miles.

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Chelmsford to Carlisle train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Chelmsford station.

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Chelmsford to Carlisle train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Carlisle station.

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