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Getting from Preston to Carlisle by train

Take a scenic journey through the heart of Northern England from Preston to Carlisle. Travelling across 90 miles, the average journey takes little more than an hour. Tickets are very affordable too, with an advance booking costing as little as £13.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Preston to Carlisle

Say goodbye to booking fees with our Avanti Journey Planner. Using it will help you discover the lowest fares for your Preston to Carlisle train journey.

Travelling with friends or colleagues? Our Group Tickets can help you get even greater savings together. But if you want even lower prices, be sure to use our Priority Ticket Alerts to help you secure an Advance Ticket.

You’ll also want to join Club Avanti. Not only will you enjoy a 10% discount on our range of onboard refreshments, but you’ll also get 10% off your next rail fare with us.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

Set off from Preston to Carlisle and experience the comfort and convenience that comes with every Avanti journey. Our trains offer spacious seats that make it easy to relax or catch up on work.

With fast, dependable WiFi and power sockets at every seat, you can stay connected and keep your devices fully charged, no matter how far you're going.

Choose from a tantalising selection of onboard refreshments. With snacks, hot drinks and cold beverages, you’re sure to arrive feeling ready to explore Carlisle.

Travelling from Preston?

Preston is a vibrant city nestled along the River Ribble. Known for its industrial heritage, the city is now considered a must-visit cultural destination. From the Harris Museum to the picturesque docks and marina, there’s much to enjoy here.

Preston Station is a short walk from the main shopping and business areas, making it a convenient starting point for your travels. There are refreshments and shops available here, perfect for grabbing a quick bite before your journey.

Travelling to Carlisle?

Surrounded by its historic walls, Carlisle offers an impressive historical heritage. History buffs and enthusiasts will love a visit to the Carlisle Castle and the ancient cathedral. Transformed from its Roman past, the city now thrives with vibrant arts and culture scenes.

Carlisle Station is centrally located, just a stone’s throw from the city's historic quarter. This makes it effortless to go straight to exploring as soon as you arrive. Walk the medieval streets, visit the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery or relax in Bitts Park.

First Class service

Experience the luxury of First Class on your trip from Preston to Carlisle.

With more room to stretch, wider seats, and complimentary refreshments, your journey will be a cut above. Every seat comes with its own table and power socket.

We even offer a seasonal menu that will be served directly to you, ensuring you remain pampered and refreshed throughout your journey.

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