The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Carlisle to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 15 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Carlisle for London every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||260 miles (420 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 15 min|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus providers||National Express|
Buses from Carlisle to London cover the 260 miles (420 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available.
Over 300 miles apart, the north-west city of Carlisle and the British capital of London are connected by direct National Express coaches. Each day, passengers can expect to find two direct departures from the UK's leading bus provider. The 320-mile route takes between eight and nine hours to complete, with the options of an afternoon departure, or an evening departure traveling through the night arriving in London the following morning. Whenever passengers decide to travel, National Express should have a journey to accommodate their needs.
There is only one company operating along the Carlisle to London route. National Express offers two services per day, with no competition. Onboard, passengers can enjoy their free WiFi, spacious seating with good legroom, and personal control over their air conditioning to ensure maximum comfort.
The journey time varies slightly, depending on whether or not passengers will be on the road during peak travel time, where there is likely to be more congestion. Whenever passengers travel, they can expect journey times of between eight and nine hours.
How many buses are there from Carlisle to London?
Each day, passengers can expect to choose from two direct National Express departures. There tends to be a lunchtime departure and an evening departure, with services traveling through the night to arrive in London the following morning. Services continue through the weekend with no change to the frequency or duration of the trip.
Departure bus station: Buses from Carlisle to London begin their journey at Carlisle Lonsdale Street Bus Station. The centrally located station is a short walk from Carlisle train station. Very close by, passengers can find The Lanes shopping centre and historic features such as the Market Cross Monument and Carlisle Castle.
Arrival bus station: Buses from Carlisle to London terminate at London's busiest bus station, London Victoria, found directly in the heart of Westminster. The bus station is a short 10-minute walk from the well-linked Victoria train station for easy onward travel by bus, London Underground or rail. London Victoria train station has extensive facilities, including bathrooms, several dining options and cafes as well as supermarkets to purchase snacks.
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