We know that for some people and some trips, the only realistic option is to travel by car.

To the right you will find links to local traffic live updates and car journey planners to ensure you choose the more direct and cost effective route for your journey.

There are also ways to travel by car in a more environmentally friendly way, and save you money at the same time. To the right you will find further useful information on how you could share your journey by car with others to reduce costs, or how you could simply drive more economically by making small adjustments to your driving style.

Useful links:

Google Route Planner

Google provides a really useful online route planner that lets you plan your journey by car. Not only does it provide route options, but it also tells you likely journey times taking into account current traffic conditions. Click here to plan your journey now.

National Traffic News

Traffic news from major routes provided by Highways England

Petrol prices

Explore current petrol prices from across the region, and find the cheapest, by clicking here

Local Taxi Services

To view details of one of the many taxi firms operating in Carlisle click here

Car Share

Do you regularly travel alone by car? Think about it… if you shared the ride with just one other person you could halve the costs of your petrol.

Find out more here

Drive Smarter

Sometimes there is just no alternative to the car…but there are ways to reduce the amount of money you spend driving, and you will be reducing your environmental impact too!

Find out more here

Join the Car Club

A car club is a car rental scheme that allows you to gain access to a car without actually owning it. By doing so you can still benefit from the convenience of car travel, without the associated costs of owning one.

Find out more here