Duration 4h 28m
Distance 213.5 miles
Average price £140
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Leicester and Carlisle takes 4h 28m and the fastest train takes 3h 11m. There is a train service every few hours from Leicester 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.

Train

  1. Nuneaton
  2. Crewe
  3. Carlisle
4h 22m
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Leicester to Carlisle train times

Trains run hourly between Leicester and Carlisle. The earliest departure is at 09:15 in the morning, and the last departure from Leicester is at 22:56 which arrives into Carlisle at 08:59. All services require a transfer, and take on average 4h 28m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Carlisle via Nuneaton and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Leicester and Carlisle is 173 miles. The road distance is 213.5 miles.

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Leicester to Carlisle train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, depart from Nuneaton station.

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

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What companies run services between Leicester and Carlisle?

You can take a train from Leicester to Carlisle via Nuneaton and Crewe in around 4h 22m.
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £85
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £30
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Crewe to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £190
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £70
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190

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