Edinburgh to Manchester bus

Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Cheapest

30

Average

31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street5h50 12:50PMManchester
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301One-way
07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street6h20 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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321One-way

Bus schedule from Edinburgh to Manchester

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07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street6h20 01:20PMManchester, Airport
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07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street5h50 12:50PMManchester
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Bus times from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Fastest Journey

5 h 50 m

Average

6 h 5 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

282 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street5h50 12:50PMManchester
0 transfers
301One-way
2nd Fastest
07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street6h20 01:20PMManchester, Airport
0 transfers
321One-way

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Overview: Coach from Edinburgh to Manchester

distanceDistance281 km
durationAverage coach duration5 h 50 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€29 (€29)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, Flixbus or National Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 281 km long route taking on average 5 h 50 min with our travel partners like Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around €29, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €13. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express Edinburgh to Manchester

For as little as €13 you can travel by coach between Edinburgh and Manchester with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

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National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: €18

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 Edinburgh - Manchester coach: 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

Travel Tips: Bus to Manchester from Edinburgh

Take the bus to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Manchester.
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Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester for as low as €13  for the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Edinburgh to Manchester coach prices are on average €29  one way.
The distance to Manchester from Edinburgh by coach is approximately 281 km.
The coach time to Manchester from Edinburgh is on average 5 h 50 min  for the 281 km long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Edinburgh by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ). When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.

Omio customers book a coach from Edinburgh Waverley   to Manchester, Coach Station   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

If you're looking for coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester, you can rely on Megabus, Flixbus or National Express to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Edinburgh to Manchester journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there is 1 coach a day from Edinburgh to Manchester. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester, the first coach leaves at 06: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester, the last coach of the day leaves at 21: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Edinburgh to Manchester times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
You can find a coach between Edinburgh and Manchester to cost on average €29 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Manchester coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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