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.
The average ticket from London to Carlisle will cost around £ 51 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 40.
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6 h 35 m
9 h 37 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave London for Carlisle every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 421 km distance in an average of 9 h 37 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 14 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||260 miles (420 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£40 (€46)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from London to Carlisle cover the 260 miles (420 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £40, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £35. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
Travel between London and Carlisle from £35 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Carlisle coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between London and Carlisle due to the coronavirus:
The historic city of Carlisle is located just ten miles south of the Scottish border in the north-west district of Cumbria. National Express coaches depart from London's busy Victoria coach station three times daily, covering the 300-mile route in as little as six hours 40 minutes when travelling overnight. Services are available seven days a week, giving passengers access to the historic city. Whenever passengers decide to travel, National Express has a journey to suit their needs.
There is only one company that offers coaches from London to Carlisle. National Express, the leading provider of coach travel across the whole of the UK, has three direct departures per day. The onboard services across their fleet include free WiFi, spacious seating with good legroom and personal air conditioning controls for each passenger.
The journey times advertised vary significantly, taking into consideration traffic congestion during peak travel time. The fastest journey leaves London Victoria at around 11:00 p.m., travelling overnight and arriving in Carlisle six hours 40 minutes later. The longest journey takes closer to nine hours ten minutes to cover the 300 miles between the two cities.
National Express consistently offers three services per day. The schedule includes one morning departure, with two evening departures travelling throughout the night and arriving in Carlisle the following morning. All services are direct and require no changes, allowing passengers to relax on their journey.
Departure bus station: London Victoria, where all coaches from London to Carlisle begin their journey, is found in central London, in the borough of Westminster. The station is easily accessible thanks to the nearby Victoria train station, which has London Underground links, several local bus routes and extensive train connections. Station facilities include toilets, numerous cafes and restaurants as well as newsagents and shops where passengers can purchase travel essentials.
Arrival bus station: All services terminate at Carlisle Lonsdale Street Station. Found directly in the centre of Carlisle, the train station is less than half a mile away, making onward travel easy to organise. Station facilities are basic, but the close proximity to The Lanes shopping centre gives passengers access to high-street shops to purchase anything they may require.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Carlisle, Lonsdale Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Carlisle.
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