Trains from Penrith to Carlisle

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Getting from Penrith to Carlisle by train

Travelling from the quaint town of Penrith up to its neighbour Carlisle is easy. Whether you’re looking to travel for work or want to visit a neighbouring city, the journey is swift and scenic.

You can get a train from Penrith to Carlisle in as little as 15 minutes. Some trains may have additional stops, so the average journey takes 15 minutes. So you can travel from one place to another quickly and affordably, with tickets from as little as £7.00.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Penrith to Carlisle

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 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 can 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 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

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 carried the 17 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.

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 Penrith?

Penrush is a picturesque market town in the Lake District. The perfect location to stay for your weekend trips in one of England’s most beautiful spots.

Within the town itself, must-see attractions include the ancient Penrith Castle, St. Andrew's Church and the Penrith Beacon, where you get the best stunning views of the surrounding scenery.

To access the train station, options range from driving to using public transit, taxis, or by walking. It’s only a short journey to Carlisle, but Penrith station offers essential facilities, including ticketing services, waiting areas and toilets.

Travelling to Carlisle?

Seated at the tip of the England-Scotland border, Carlisle combines historical significance with a lively modern city. Attractions such as Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Castle, and the café culture await exploration.

While steeped in history, Carlisle serves as an ideal hub for venturing into the Lake District. The city is best to visit in the summer months (June to August), when the weather is more suitable for hikers.

Carlisle offers a spectrum of options, from taxis to buses and rental cars, facilitating easy transfers out to nearby KIngmoor, or south to the Lake District.

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. All this can be yours for much less than you might think. Find out everything about First Class here.

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