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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5 h 50 m
6 h 5 m
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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.
|Average coach duration||5 h 50 min|
|Average coach ticket price||€29 (€29)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Megabus, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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