Carlisle to Edinburgh coach

Cheap bus tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£27

Average

£29

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h30 17:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£271One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h50 08:40Edinburgh
1 change
£301One-way

Bus Timetable Carlisle to Edinburgh

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04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h50 08:40Edinburgh
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13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h30 17:15Edinburgh
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Bus times from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m

Average

3 h 40 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

119 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Carlisle for Edinburgh every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h30 17:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£271One-way
2nd Fastest
04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street3h50 08:40Edinburgh
1 change
£301One-way

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Overview: Coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh

distanceDistance73 miles
durationAverage coach duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£21 (€23)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesBus or National Express

Coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh cover the 73 miles long route taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Bus or National Express. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £19, but the average price of coach tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies: National Express Carlisle to Edinburgh

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National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: £19

Coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Travelling from the Cumbrian city of Carlisle to the Scottish capital has never been easier, thanks to direct coaches from National Express. Passengers can expect journey times of three hours ten minutes along the 100-mile route, with service regularity continuing seven days a week. Each day, National Express offers two coaches, giving passengers access to the Scottish capital with comfort and ease.

Which coach companies travel from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

There is only one company offering coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh and that is National Express. As the largest coach provider across the UK, National Express has a high standard of onboard facilities, including comfortable seating with generous legroom, personal air conditioning control, and free WiFi. Passengers are allowed two pieces of 20kg luggage each, which can be stored in the hold.

How long is the coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

The coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh takes between three hours ten minutes and three hours 25 minutes to cover the 100-mile route. Often, the journey is completed more quickly, but National Express factor in road congestion when planning their routes.

How many coaches are there from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

Each day, National Express provides two direct departures between the two cities. This continues throughout the weekend, with both departures leaving Carlisle in the afternoon. The exact departure time may vary slightly, so passengers should check before travelling to ensure they do not miss their coach.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh?

Departure bus station: Coaches depart from Carlisle Lonsdale Street. The centrally located station is a short five-minute walk from the train station. It is also served by several local bus routes. Facilities at the station are relatively limited, but the town centre gives travellers access to everything else they may need, including high street shops and restaurants.

Arrival bus station: Services terminate at Edinburgh Elder Street Coach Station. The busy Edinburgh Waverley train station is less than half a mile away, which will take passengers 10 minutes to walk. Passengers can choose to walk via Multrees Walk, full of high-end designer stores, or past St. Andrew's square and the more historic Melville Monument. Facilities at the station include toilets, though passengers will need some change to enter, payphones, ATMs, cycle storage and left luggage facilities.

Travel Tips: Coach to Edinburgh from Carlisle

Take the bus to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Carlisle to Edinburgh.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh for as little as £19  in the next 7 days.
The Carlisle to Edinburgh coach ticket price is on average £21  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 73 miles  to Edinburgh from Carlisle by coach.
On average the coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh duration is 3 h 30 min  for the 73 miles long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Carlisle coach stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Carlisle and Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street). Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ).

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Carlisle   and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Carlisle, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0.6 miles (882 m) away from the city centre.

Take the Carlisle to Edinburgh coach with Bus or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip to Edinburgh from Carlisle as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of coaches departing Carlisle for Edinburgh is 1 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh leaves at 09: 30   and the last coach for this leaves at 20: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
If you buy a coach ticket to Edinburgh from Carlisle within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Carlisle and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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