Travel from London to Carlisle

Carlisle is basically a county in Cumbria, located about 311 miles South East of London. The city has a population of approximately around 100,000, and is presently known as the main cultural, commercial and industrial centre for north Cumbria. Carlisle has a oceanic climate throughout the year, which is the reason why there is always heavy rainfall and the county even experienced a flood back in 1822 – considered to be the worst natural disaster in the area.

If you are wondering how to travel from London to Carlisle, you can avail numerous options such as bus, train and plane. You can also opt to travel by road and our guide will tell you all there is to know about these modes along with useful tips for your trip.


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    London to Carlisle By Car

    Traveling by car from London to Carlisle takes around 5 hours and 17 minutes via the M1 motorway. You may also use the M6 motorway, but it takes about 20 more minutes to reach Carlisle from London. Your fuel expense for this route will be around £60. After getting your car examined and filling the tank with enough fuel, head towards Westminster which is the origin for all routes leading outside London. You will reach the toll zone moving through Parliament Square and Broad Santuary via A302.

    Make sure you have enough money in your bank account before you set out on the trip to avoid any problems in case of an emergency.

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    London to Carlisle By Bus

    The buses leaving from London Victoria Coach Station to Carlisle takes between 6 hours and 40 minutes, and sometimes more than 12 hours . It is better to check the bus schedules in advance, as there are a limited number of nonstop buses in a day. The fare of a round trip for a non-economy class starts around £32. You can reserve your tickets online or by visiting the nearest travel agency.

    National Express
    : London City, SW8 5JB View Map
    Contact Number: +44 84 5013 0130

    The reservation can also be made by dialing the U.A.N of your desired bus service. Once you have confirmed your departure time, proceed to the bus station by car, bus, tube or taxi at least half an hour prior to your departure.

    Victoria Coach Station
    : 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP View Map
    Contact Number: +44 843 222 1234

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    London to Carlisle By Train

    This is probably the fastest way of getting to Carlisle from London. For the Carlisle Station, there is Virgin Train's West Coast service from London Euston, traveling towards Glasgow. The journey takes between 3 and 3 ¼ hours. The train leaves after every hour in the day, and the fares start from £20. Reserve your ticket by visiting the Direct Rail Website or any other option that you think is better and suits your travel budget.

    Rail Europe
    Location: 1 Regent Street, London Haymarket, London SW1Y 4XT
    Contact Number: +44 844 848 4064

    Arrive at the station at least half an hour earlier reaching by car, bus, taxi or tube.

    Victoria Station
    : Victoria Arcade, Westminster, London SW1E 5ND

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    London to Carlisle By Air

    Traveling from London to Carlisle by air is under half an hour journey. The travelers can either travel through local British Airways or via Budget Airline services. The fare ranges from £55 to £115. Your first task is to get the ticket reservation done. This can be made online at the website, while tickets can be bought directly from the airport.

    British Airway
    Contact Number: +44 84 4493 0748

    Arrive at the airport at least an hour earlier, reaching by car, bus, tube, taxi or whichever mode you prefer.

    London City Airport
    Location: Royal Dock, London E16 2PX
    Contact Number: +44 20 7646 0000

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