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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3 h 30 m
3 h 40 m
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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.
|Average coach duration||3 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£21 (€23)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Bus 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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