Carlisle to Edinburgh bus

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Cheap coach tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Carlisle to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

FlixBus
14:302h30
Carlisle
17:00Edinburgh
£101One-way
0 changes
National Express
13:453h30
Carlisle
17:15Edinburgh
£221One-way
0 changes

Bus timetableCarlisle to Edinburgh

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FlixBus
14:302h30
Carlisle
17:00Edinburgh
0 changes
National Express
13:453h30
Carlisle
17:15Edinburgh
0 changes

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Bus times from Carlisle to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 16 Jun

Fastest Journey

2 h 30 m

Average

3 h

Buses per day

2

Distance

119 km

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

FlixBus
14:302h30
Carlisle
17:00Edinburgh
£101One-way
0 changes
National Express
13:453h30
Carlisle
17:15Edinburgh
£221One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh

distanceDistance73 miles
durationAverage coach duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 2 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Bus

Coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh cover the 73 miles long trip taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Bus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £2, but the average price of coach tickets is £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street) and arrive in Edinburgh, Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express, TransPennine Express and FlixBus Carlisle to Edinburgh

Find the best coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners National Express, TransPennine Express and FlixBus from £4. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Transpennine Express is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from Manchester and Liverpool to Scotland, the North East and Yorkshire. It offers a range of services, including express, regional and local trains. Express trains are the fastest, with journey times of up to three hours. Regional trains are slower, but offer more stops and a more relaxed atmosphere. Local trains are the slowest, but offer the most stops. Transpennine Express offers a range of ticket types, including single, return, group and season tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Transpennine Express are Manchester to Edinburgh, Liverpool to Leeds and Manchester to York. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Coach information from Carlisle to Edinburgh with TransPennine Express:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: £27

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.

FAQs: Carlisle to Edinburgh coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Carlisle to Edinburgh with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Carlisle to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Carlisle to Edinburgh can start from as little as £2 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Carlisle to Edinburgh is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Carlisle to Edinburgh coach travel time is 2 h 30 min   for the 73 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh leaves at 12: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh leaves at 17: 15.
Yes, there are 2 direct coaches a day from Carlisle to Edinburgh with National Express or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
Take the Carlisle to Edinburgh coach with National Express, TransPennine Express, FlixBus or Bus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Carlisle and Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Carlisle, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street), Carlisle and Carlisle, Devonshire Walk (Car Park). When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your journey in coach stations like Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Barnton Junction and Edinburgh, North Bridge.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Carlisle, Bus Station (Lonsdale Street), which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Edinburgh, Bus Station, located 0.4 miles (687 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Edinburgh from Carlisle is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Carlisle and Edinburgh including taking a train or coach.

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