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Getting from Carlisle to Edinburgh by train

If you’re looking to travel to Edinburgh, getting a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh is easy. With regular trains departing from Carlisle, you can be at Edinburgh Waverley Station in less than 90 minutes.

With some idyllic countryside to keep you occupied as you cross the northern border, the typical travel duration is approximately 1h 20m.

You can get from Carlisle to Edinburgh in as little as 1h 16min. Some trains may have additional stops, so the average journey takes 1h 55m.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh

To make the most of your trip, you shouldn’t have to spend all your budget on getting there. To help you get the most of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to railcard holders, senior and group travellers. Whether you’re travelling in Peak, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak hours, our Best Fare Finder will help you to find a ticket at the right price at a departure time that suits you.

Plus, if you’re heading away for a short break, we offer a range of 2-for-1 offers to attractions and events so you can find a deal to make your visit really special.

For regular travellers or commuters, we have a range of season tickets, benefits and reward schemes that can help you save money, gain Nectar points or even upgrade to First Class.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

It might not be the longest journey, but it will certainly be your most comfortable. Enjoy the view from our big reclining seats as you’re driven the 77 miles to your destination.

Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wifi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments.

Making your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets to get the cheapest ticket with a departure time that’s ideal for you. Or, if you’re making a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker to easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.

Travelling from Carlisle?

Situated on the England-Scotland border, Carlisle boasts a rich history intertwined with Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle Castle. Beyond its historical significance, Carlisle thrives as a contemporary city with a lively café culture and retail scene.

Carlisle offers easy access to natural wonders like Solway Coast and Lake District National Park. Accessibility via road, rail, and buses, ensures plenty of options to travel. Whether drawn to history, culture, or nature, Carlisle's inviting nature makes it an excellent hub for the surrounding area.

Travelling to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is a city steeped in culture. From Edinburgh Castle to the iconic Royal Mile, the heart of the city resonates with centuries past. With cobbled streets, Georgian architecture, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, just walking around here is an event.

Beyond its historical treasures, Edinburgh is a modern metropolis abuzz with a thriving arts scene, including the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place every summer. There’s so much happening in the city, with famous bars, fantastic restaurants, and music venues.

Edinburgh's natural beauty is equally captivating, with Arthur's Seat providing panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. The city is a gateway to the scenic Scottish Highlands, offering outdoor enthusiasts an array of adventures.

Whether you seek historical insights, cultural immersion, or a communion with nature, Edinburgh's welcoming allure serves as an ideal place for a weekend break or staycation.

First Class service

Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room – these are the benefits of upgrading to First Class with Avanti West Coast.

You can also start as you mean to go on by chilling in the First Class Lounge at Euston as you wait to board your train. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class here.

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