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Bus Information to Carlisle from London

distanceDistance260 miles (420 km)
durationAverage bus duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$53 (€44)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from London to Carlisle cover the 260 miles (420 km) long route taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $53 (€44), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $46 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.

Bus companies

London to Carlisle with National Express

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from London to Carlisle from $46 (€39) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses 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 traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses 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 bus: 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.

  • Average Price: $46

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from London to Carlisle:

  • 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.

Buses 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 buses depart from London's busy Victoria bus station three times daily, covering the 300-mile route in as little as six hours 40 minutes when traveling 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 bus companies travel from London to Carlisle?

There is only one company that offers buses from London to Carlisle. National Express, the leading provider of bus 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 bus 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., traveling 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 buses are there from London to Carlisle?

National Express consistently offers three services per day. The schedule includes one morning departure, with two evening departures traveling 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 buses from London to Carlisle?

Departure bus station: London Victoria, where all buses 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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Buses from London to Carlisle
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FAQs
How much do cheap buses to Carlisle from London cost?
Bus tickets to Carlisle from London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $46 (€39)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket to Carlisle from London?
The London to Carlisle bus ticket price is on average $53 (€44)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Carlisle from London by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Carlisle from London by bus to be approximately 260 miles (420 km).
What is the London to Carlisle bus travel time?
On average the London to Carlisle bus time is 6 h 35 min  covering the 260 miles (420 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from London to Carlisle do I depart from? Which Carlisle bus station from London do I arrive in?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Carlisle, Lonsdale Street.

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

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival bus station, Carlisle, Lonsdale Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Carlisle.

Which bus companies should I travel with from London to Carlisle?
If you're looking for buses from London to Carlisle, you can rely on National Express to get you to Carlisle. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the London to Carlisle route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct bus from London to Carlisle?
Yes, you can find a direct bus from London to Carlisle with National Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How early should I buy London to Carlisle bus tickets to get the best deals?
You can find buses between London and Carlisle to cost on average $53 (€44) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the London to Carlisle bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.