The cheapest buses from London to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£40

Average

£51

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.

Cheapest
23:00London6h35 05:35Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
£401One-way
Cheapest
09:30London8h20 17:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
£401One-way
2nd Cheapest
19:30London9h20 04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
1 changes
£571One-way
23:30London14h15 13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
1 changes
£661One-way

Timetable London to Carlisle

Showing buses for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
09:30London8h20 17:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
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19:30London9h20 04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
23:00London6h35 05:35Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
23:30London14h15 13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Wed
20 Oct
£102Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£222BA Cityflyer
Thu
21 Oct
£102Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£140BA Cityflyer
Fri
22 Oct
£101Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£109easyJet
Sat
23 Oct
£135Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£63British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£102Avanti West Coast
£44National Express
£83easyJet
Mon
25 Oct
£101Avanti West Coast
£44National Express
£35easyJet
Tue
26 Oct
£96Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£49easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£96Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£73BA Cityflyer
Thu
28 Oct
£53Avanti West Coast
£34National Express
£33easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£34easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£96Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£41easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£76Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£52British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£76Avanti West Coast
£40National Express
£52British Airways
Sat
6 Nov
£76Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£46easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£82Avanti West Coast
£35National Express
£31easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£101Avanti West Coast
£44National Express
£33easyJet

The fastest buses from London to Carlisle

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

9 h 37 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

421 km

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.

Fastest
23:00London6h35 05:35Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
£401One-way
2nd Fastest
09:30London8h20 17:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
0 changes
£401One-way
19:30London9h20 04:50Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
1 changes
£571One-way
23:30London14h15 13:45Carlisle, Lonsdale Street
1 changes
£661One-way

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Coach Information between London and Carlisle

distanceDistance260 miles (420 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£40 (€46)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

Coach companies

National Express between London and Carlisle

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

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:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Coaches from London to Carlisle

    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.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Carlisle?

    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.

    How long is the coach from London to Carlisle?

    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.

    How many coaches are there from London to Carlisle?

    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.

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

    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.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coaches between London and Carlisle cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Carlisle from London to cost as little as £35  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a coach ticket from London to Carlisle?
    If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Carlisle coach prices are on average £40  one way.
    What is the distance by coach from London to Carlisle?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Carlisle via coach to be approximately 260 miles (420 km).
    How long is the coach journey from London to Carlisle?
    On average the London to Carlisle coach time is 6 h 35 min  covering the 260 miles (420 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    When travelling by coach from London to Carlisle, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Carlisle do I arrive in?

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.

    Where is the coach station in London? Where is the coach station in Carlisle?

    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.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from London to Carlisle?
    If you're looking for coaches from London to Carlisle, you can rely on National Express to get you to Carlisle. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the London to Carlisle route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct coach from London to Carlisle?
    Yes, you can look for direct coaches from London to Carlisle with National Express  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    What time is the earliest coach from London to Carlisle? What time is the last coach from London to Carlisle?
    You can take the first coach from London to Carlisle at 08: 30   or take the last coach from London to Carlisle leaving at 22: 00. Look for the latest London Carlisle coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
    How far in advance should I purchase a coach ticket to Carlisle from London to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from London to Carlisle is on average £40 if you purchase 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 between London and Carlisle available a few months in advance.

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