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Head across the country on trains from Newcastle to Carlisle and explore the Cumbrian cathedral city. Surrounded by countryside, you’re not far from a green space or historical sight in Carlisle. Standing on the north side of the city is the Norman fortress of Carlisle Castle, providing picturesque views over the surrounding areas. Children will also love exploring the rust-red keep and its military memorabilia. To learn more about the city’s Roman beginnings Tullie House Museum should be your next port of call. If you’re looking for a laid-back day, you can wander the pretty high street and stop off in any one of the arthouse cafes. You can start planning your trip by checking out the live train times from Newcastle to Carlisle below.

Journey information from Newcastle to Carlisle

  • How long is the average journey duration from Newcastle to Carlisle? 1 hour 29 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Newcastle to Carlisle? 1 hour 21 minutes
  • When is the first train from Newcastle to Carlisle? 05:42
  • When is the last train from Newcastle to Carlisle? 21:25
  • How many services run for Newcastle to Carlisle today? 27

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


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