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Carlisle Night Owl Transport Cafe Truck Stop & Lorry Park
Serving the M6, M74


Phone 01228 534 192

Night Owl Truck Stop Transport Cafe in Carlisle is about 500yds/mtrs from the M6 junction 44, which is the end of the M6 motorway northbound at its junction with the A74 dual carriageway, before it becomes the M74.

Open 24 hours every day except from 2pm Saturday until 6am Sunday.


Single Bed & good breakfast, all in price £19.99
Twin or Double & good breakfast, all in price £34.99
TV in all rooms
Tea & Coffee making in ensuite rooms.

The usual sign of a Lorry (Truck) is shown on the M6. The sign is on the exit from the roundabout that heads into Carlisle. Then a lorry park signpost right turn takes you down another road and the BP Truck Stops is on the left hand side, all easy stuff.

The staff were very friendly and helpful which is always good for the professional driver to find, after a long day at the wheel. I have eaten evening meals at this Transport Cafe and they were generally very good indeed.

Extract of a Report from Ken

I did my last trip more or less in reverse as it covered some routes I had not travelled for years. Did Doncaster – A1(M) to A68. Travelled up A68 till it met the A69 then travelled over to Carlisle. That was a new section for me and on the autumn day I was travelling it was beautiful. Stayed at ‘Nightowl’ – redecorated room, new furniture good pint, decent breakfast. Next day travelled up A7 which is a road I like, and visited Hawick. Selkirk and Galashiels. Then retracted steps to Selkirk and followed the River Tweed (via A699/A698) through Kelso and Coldstream to Berwick upon Tweed – a completely new route and very very nice. Spent three nights at Cedar Rooms and home down the A1 – on a Saturday. Experience has taught me to avoid Friday!!

Customer Comments

New comments below from Steve an HGV1 man doing some white van work running his own biz.

The evaluation I can offer at the moment is of the BP truck stop at Carlisle, M6 Jcn 44 Carlisle, 400M 1st set of lights turn right and follow your nose. I turned up at 0215 last Thursday and got a friendly welcome, the café is open 24 hours, the HGV fuel and parking facilities looked good (I no longer drive HGV, I am a white van man). They had had a bedroom available, it was simple, clean and it shared a bathroom with a neighbour, it had a TV if it matters, the only drawback I could see was it didn’t have a power point in the room, in these days of laptops, I think that is important as owner drivers have to run a business as well as drive, eat and sleep. They charged £19.99 which included a well cooked and substantial breakfast. I would give it 7/10; I would never give anywhere 10/10 on general principles.

Transport Cafe Hours

Monday 06.00hrs to 23.00hrs
Tuesday to Friday are 05.00hrs to 23.00hrs
Saturday 05.00hrs to 12.00hrs (noon)
Sunday 17.00hrs to 22.00hrs
Shop facilities are available 24/7 never closing.
All these times are official head office times supplied in December 2004

Night Owl do change their times of operation at their 5 Transport cafes in the UK, whilst they are aware (and have been asked) they can notify this site of changes they don’t! So please don’t depend on the cafe times or even shop. If important I suggest you phone them for confirmation because I can’t keep up unless they are helpful. With regard to reports on Night Owl, which drivers have sent in, can I refer you to the Transport Cafe Standards page on this site, which refers to all Transport Cafes Truck Stops and much of it to any catering establishment or even business? I am sure you will find the page helpful and should cover your particular concern. You can always write to the Webmaster of this site.