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Carlisle Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

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Saturday -
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Carlisle station, Court Square, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1QZ

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Ticket Machine
Penalty Fares
Applicable Operators: TransPennine Express
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost Property
Lost property contact
The National key toilets are located on Platforms 4/6; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Spaces:  16
Shelter:  Yes
CTV:  Yes
Location:  Platform 8.
Additional information:  Space for 16 cycles on Platform 8.

8 x hoops on platform 8 (2 x cycles per hoop = 16 spaces)
Storage type:  Wheel Racks
Car Park
Station Car Park
Opening times:  Monday-Sunday 24h
Spaces:  160
Off peak charges:  N/A
Hourly charge:  N/A
Daily charge:  £12.00
Weekly charge:  N/A
Monthly charge:  £166.00
3 monthly charge:  £374.00
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  £1200.00
Operator:  Avanti West Coast
Address:  Court Square
Postcode:  CA1 1QZ
For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website


Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.
Detailed station information
Help points
Staff help
Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accessible booking office counter
Ramp for train access
National key toilets
Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platformLifts available to platforms via subway. Alternatively there is a ramped footbridge. Staff are available to assist on request.
Impaired mobility set down
Wheelchairs available

Carlisle Station started its operations in 1847, before the construction was finished, and was designed by architect Sir William Tite, who also designed The Bank of England.

The station is in the Tudor Gothic style and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful stations in the world. Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a veiled woman and headless man on Platform 8, the regular ghost tours can be joined by anyone fancying a thrill. The undercroft, or cellar is particularly frightening and many staff won’t even venture down this far!

Situated in the heart of the city, Carlisle Station is a stone’s throw from the museums, galleries and shops that make this city so popular with tourists.

How far is Carlisle Station from Carlisle Lake District Airport?

There is a convenient shuttle bus that takes passengers from Carlisle Station to Carlisle Lake District Airport running throughout the day.

How far is the walk from Carlisle Station to Carlisle Town Centre?

Walking from Carlisle Station takes a mere 2 minutes via Botchergate.

Does Carlisle Station have car park facilities?

Station Car Park has 163 spaces, including blue badge spaces, and is open 24 hours Monday to Sunday.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Carlisle Station?

Yes, there's a bike facility with 20 spaces which you can find on Platform 8.

What facilities are available at Carlisle Station?

  • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Postbox
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free access throughout, ramps, induction loops, and wheelchairs are available

What popular destinations are available from Carlisle Station?

Planning to visit Carlisle? We’ve put together a helpful guide outlining all the great places you can visit on your day out.