Trains from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Carlisle to Edinburgh train information

Carlisle Edinburgh train map

Train duration 1h34m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Carlisle, England
Distance 74 Miles

Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train between Carlisle (North West England) to Edinburgh (Eastern Scotland). The services on board can vary depending on the rail company.

On average, the journey takes normally 1h34m by train to cover the 74 miles to go to Edinburgh from Carlisle. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with changes.

Fares may change depending on the travel date as well as how much time in advance you book your ticket.

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Carlisle - Edinburgh prices calendar

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Buying your train from Carlisle to Edinburgh in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £9 when booking your ticket 1 month in advance which is 51% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Carlisle to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Carlisle and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Carlisle and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Carlisle - Edinburgh train tickets

The best way to pay less on your Carlisle Edinburgh train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK residents. National railcards available: 16-25 discount card, Senior railcard, Two together discount card, Family and Friends railcard and Disabled persons discount card.

  • The main benefit of getting a railcard is that you only need a few trips to earn as much money as you spent.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to be worth the investment. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you book after that, you will make savings.

    For instance, train tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh cost on average £50.00 (1). By dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), it appears that after only 2 one way trips from Edinburgh to Carlisle, the card will have paid for itself.

  • Railcards enable you to get a third off most adult fares for a year. The Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the 5 other railcards £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Carlisle to Edinburgh train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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