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London to Carlisle, CMA bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$41.49
Shortest Duration7h 35m
Trips per day16
Bus lines1
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London-Carlisle Bus Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from London to Carlisle?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $54.90 was the low point for bus fares from London to Carlisle. Buses from Carlisle to London are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $54.90 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 261 miles (420 kilometers) from London to Carlisle. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Carlisle, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from London to Carlisle every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Carlisle, CMA; ticket prices start at $132.02.

What bus companies travel from London to Carlisle?

There is one bus company that operates from London to Carlisle. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express168h 59m$54.90

Where does the bus leave from in London?

Most buses depart from the main station in London, London, City of:

  • Victoria Coach Station
  • Golders Green
  • 405 Mile End Rd
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • 265a New Cross Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • High Rd
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • 41 Montfichet Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Carlisle?

All buses from London arrive at one main station in Carlisle, Cumbria:

  • Bus Station

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