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Getting from Carlisle to London by train

If you’re looking to make the journey down south, getting a train from Carlisle to London is easy. With some idyllic countryside to keep you occupied as you move up to the northern border, it’s a great journey.

You can get from Carlisle to London in as little as 3hr 24 mins. Some trains may have additional stops, so the average journey takes 3hr 30 to 4 hours. You can travel from one place to another quickly and affordably, with tickets from as little as £33.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Carlisle to London

To make the most of your trip, you don’t want to spend all your budget on getting there. To help you get the most out 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, we will help you 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 2for1 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 or even upgrade to First Class.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

We want you to be comfortable, especially for the longer cross-country journeys. Enjoy the view from our big reclining seats as you’re taken 260 miles to your destination. Answer your emails or scroll through the news with our fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Then arrive thoroughly recharged and refreshed with our onboard power sockets and onboard snacks, drinks and refreshments.

Another way to make your whole trip relaxing is to book tickets in advance. For journeys like these, this gives you the best chance of getting a departure time that’s ideal for you.

But it’s not always that easy. If you do need to book a last-minute trip, you can use our Live Train Journey Tracker to easily book a ticket for the next train down to Euston.

Travelling from Carlisle?

Carlisle has some truly interesting sites such as Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle and surrounding national parks.

Other highlights include wandering through museums, like the Tullie House Museum, and enjoying leisurely strolls in Bitts Park. Carlisle offers numerous food options, from traditional pubs to international cuisine.

Whether you’re drawn to history, culture, or nature, Carlisle's inviting nature makes it an excellent hub for the surrounding area. With its essential amenities, including the aptly named ‘301 Miles From London’, the station ensures a comfortable and convenient place to depart from.

Travelling to London?

London, the vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, spilling out with iconic attractions like the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the many world-class museums and galleries.

Reasons to visit London are endless, with activities ranging from visiting theatres to enjoying diverse cuisine in places like Soho or Brixton.

It’s said that the best time to visit London is between April and June and September to October when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds. But it’s also amazing at Christmas, especially around Bond and Regent St.

From Euston station, travellers can access various modes of transportation, including the London Underground (tube), buses and taxis, providing easy connections to different parts of the city.

Before you set off to the city, the station offers an array of facilities including a free toilet, no-nonsense food options (including a Nando's), coffee shops (multiple, including a Pret a Manger) and a mini supermarket (Sainsbury’s Local).

First Class service

If you’re travelling First Class with Avanti, you’ll have full use of our First Class Lounge when you depart from London Euston. Here you can enjoy a drink on us and use the free, fast Wi-Fi to catch up on emails while waiting for your train.

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 relaxing in the First Class Lounge at Euston as you wait to board your train back up north. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class here.

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