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Getting from Glasgow to Carlisle by train

Passing through the heart of England on your journey from Glasgow to Carlisle, there are many interesting sights on the way. Look out for Hadrian's Wall, one of the most iconic landmarks in the UK. Or, soak up views of the rolling hills and green countryside.

The journey from Glasgow to Carlisle is a beautiful one, and it’s a great opportunity to discover the hidden gems in northern England.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Glasgow to Carlisle

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 163 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

Make your journey even more relaxing by booking advance tickets. This way, you’ll 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. This helps you easily book a ticket for the next train up to your arrival at the station.

Travelling from Glasgow?

Glasgow is a city bursting with artistic expression. With quaint streets filled with independent shops and a buzzing street art scene, there's something for everyone in Glasgow.

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

If you're a football fan, Glasgow is home to two of the biggest clubs in Scotland (and indeed the UK): Celtic and Rangers. The Old Firm derby is one of the most fierce rivalries in sport, so if you're in town on a weekend, check out a game if you can.

When it's time to head home, Glasgow Central Station is conveniently located in the city centre. You can easily walk to the station, or take a taxi or bus. You’re never too far away from the city.

Glasgow is a city that's full of life and energy. Enjoy the city and its unrivalled buzz.

Travelling to Carlisle?

Nestled on the border between England and Scotland, Carlisle is a place with a real history. The city is linked to Hadrian’s Wall, and its historic quarter is home to many centuries-old buildings, including Carlisle Castle, and Carlisle Cathedral.

While proud of its past, Carlisle is also a modern city with a vibrant café culture and a thriving retail scene. The centre has a leafy, laid-back vibe, and there are plenty of options for amazing food.

Nature lovers will also find plenty to enjoy in Carlisle. The city is close to the Solway Coast and the Lake District National Park, both of which offer stunning scenery and plenty of outdoor activities.

Getting to and around Carlisle is easy. The city is well-connected by road and rail, and there are also plenty of bus routes that serve the city when you arrive. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or nature, Carlisle is a great place to visit. The city has a refreshing aura, and it’s a great base for exploring the surrounding area.

First Class service

When you travel First Class with Avanti, you can enjoy the use of our First Class Lounge at Glasgow Central.

In the lounge, you can relax in comfortable seating, enjoy a complimentary drink, use the free, fast Wi-Fi to catch up on emails, browse the newspapers and magazines, or watch TV. The First Class Lounge is a great way to start your journey. Find out everything about First Class here.

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