Trains from Glasgow to Carlisle

Glasgow to Carlisle train information

Glasgow Carlisle train map

Train duration 1h14m
Arrival Carlisle, England
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 85 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £8.50
Average train price £21.00

Which operators can I use?

All trains between Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to Carlisle (North West England) are operated by ScotRail, Cross Country. The services on board may vary depending on the rail operator.

How much times does it take?

Travelling by train is a quick and easy option to go to Carlisle from Glasgow. The average travel time from Glasgow to Carlisle is 1h14m to cover the 85 miles.

What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?

We found tickets from £8.50 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the day and hour of travel and how far in advance you purchase your ticket.

Best prices for Glasgow to Carlisle train tickets

from £8.50 MORE 1h59m
Other modes of transport available
from £13.00 MORE 1h57m

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Train times Glasgow to Carlisle

When are the next trains to Carlisle?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Glasgow Central
2h30m ScotRail

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 4 trains from Glasgow to Carlisle are running today and 0 tomorrow. The first Glasgow Carlisle train is at 07:09 and the last one is at 17:42. The first and last departure times may be different on each day of the week and there may be fewer services during weekends or public holidays. Rail operators may also increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Glasgow - Carlisle: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute












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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Glasgow to Carlisle tend to increase if you don't book early. Based on our data, if you purchase your ticket 7 days in advance, the price of the ticket starts at £8 whereas when booking 3 days in advance, you will need to spend at least £13 for your trip. Thus, you will save 38% on the price of your ticket by buying your ticket 7 days in advance as opposed to 3 days in advance.

The data are based on the best fares found over the past 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Best prices for Glasgow to Carlisle trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£13.00 30/03/2020 18:40 2 days ago
£20.50 30/03/2020 12:05 2 days ago
£20.50 30/03/2020 13:08 2 days ago
£20.50 30/03/2020 17:08 2 days ago
£21.40 30/03/2020 12:13 ScotRail 2 days ago
£21.40 30/03/2020 13:13 ScotRail 2 days ago
£21.40 30/03/2020 17:42 ScotRail 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Glasgow Carlisle train

Discount Glasgow - Carlisle train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you are able to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to pay less for your Glasgow Carlisle train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several trips. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Glasgow to Carlisle? Use your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Glasgow Carlisle ticket (i.e.: £20.10)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of trips needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£20.10 = 4.38. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 5 trips from Glasgow to Carlisle (one way journey).

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Glasgow to Carlisle train £20.10 £13.40 £6.70 4.39

(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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