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Getting from Carlisle to Glasgow Central by train

If you're looking for a quick trip over the border, you can go from Carlisle to Glasgow in just over an hour.

Glasgow is an amazing city, considered one of the greatest sources of culture in Scotland. The city covers every avenue of modern culture, whether it be art, music or sport.

Here we explain how to travel from Carlisle to Glasgow, which you can do in 1hr 14mins.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Carlisle to Glasgow Central

You don’t want to spend all your budget on getting from point A to B. To help you get the most out of your money, we offer a range of cheap train tickets and discounts to Railcard holders, senior travellers, and groups.

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. This way, you can find a deal to make your visit special.

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 85 miles (137 Km ) 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?

Located on the border between England and Scotland, Carlisle is nestled in Cumbria. Linked with Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle’s mix of old and new combines a thousand years of history with a modern city vibe.

There’s no shortage of history in Carlisle itself, where the formidable fortress of Carlisle Castle stands proud over the cityscape. Explore the city’ historic quarter and gasp at the awe-inspiring splendour of Carlisle Cathedral.

For city living and café culture, Carlisle is the place to be. From restaurants and street food to thriving outdoor cafes and cocktail bars, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

What’s more, the city centre has a leafy, laid-back vibe and an abundance of retail therapy. There are 60 stores in the Lanes Shopping Centre alone.

Stroll through the historic quarter, immersing yourself in the city's calm atmosphere, with quaint shops and cosy pubs. There’s also the Cumbira, displaying exhibits of art, archaeology and natural history (including Napoleon’s drums).

Nature lovers can also venture into the picturesque Solway Coast and the Lake District National Park, both very accessible from Carlisle.

To get to Carlisle, travellers can drive, with ample parking facilities available nearby. The city's well-connected bus network offers multiple routes passing by or near the station for those preferring public transport.

Taxis are also easily accessible, providing a more comfortable option if you have bags. Walking is always an option too, with the station located in the centre.

Travelling to Glasgow?

Glasgow is a modern city spilling with artistic expression. With diverse neighbourhoods, high-end dining experiences and a fresh music scene.

Discover the rich cultural landscape by visiting world-class museums and art galleries such as the Hunterian, Kelvingrove, and Riverside museums.

If you're into football, Glasgow is home to the two biggest clubs in Scotland: Celtic and Rangers. Making up the old-firm derby, Glasgow houses one of the most vicious rivalries in sport. If you go on a weekend, it’s worth seeing if there's a game on.

For getting the train home, Glasgow Central is happily located in the city centre. Although it's an easy walk, you'll have easy access to the station via taxi or bus routes.

First Class service

Complimentary snacks and drinks, a wider seat, a guaranteed table and socket and more leg-stretching room. You can also start as you mean to go on by relaxing in the First Class Lounges at Glasgow as you wait to board your return train. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find everything you need to know about First Class tickets here. Find out everything about First Class here.

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