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Coach Information from Carlisle to Edinburgh

distanceDistance73 miles (118 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£22 (€25)
changesDirect coachYes

Coaches from Carlisle to Edinburgh cover the 73 miles (118 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £22, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Carlisle and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap coach between Carlisle and Edinburgh cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach to Edinburgh from Carlisle for as little as £22  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a coach ticket from Carlisle to Edinburgh on average?
The Carlisle to Edinburgh coach ticket price is on average £22  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Carlisle to Edinburgh by coach?
The Carlisle to Edinburgh coach distance is approximately 73 miles (118 km).
What is the average Carlisle to Edinburgh coach duration?
The Carlisle to Edinburgh coach duration is on average 3 h 30 min, which is to be expected when travelling 73 miles (118 km) to Edinburgh from Carlisle. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Carlisle and arrival coach station in Edinburgh?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Carlisle   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Where is the Carlisle coach station located? Where is the Edinburgh coach station located?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this route, Carlisle, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Carlisle. The most popular arrival coach station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Are there any Carlisle to Edinburgh direct coach services?
If you’re looking for a direct coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh, consider travelling with National Express. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
When can I take the first coach from Carlisle to Edinburgh? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The earliest coach for this journey departs from Carlisle at 12: 45. The last coach leaves from Carlisle at 13: 45. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Carlisle to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book coach tickets between Carlisle and Edinburgh to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Carlisle to Edinburgh is on average £22 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Edinburgh from Carlisle available a few months in advance.

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