Manchester to Edinburgh bus

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Cheapest

44

Average

76

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.

Cheapest
02:05AMManchester8h10 10:15AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
441One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:40PMManchester18h20 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
731One-way
03:10AMManchester14h50 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
851One-way
03:40PMManchester15h30 07:10AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
1011One-way

Bus schedule from Manchester to Edinburgh

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sunday, August 14
02:05AMManchester8h10 10:15AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
03:10AMManchester14h50 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
03:40PMManchester15h30 07:10AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
11:40PMManchester18h20 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer

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Bus times from Manchester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Fastest Journey

8 h 10 m

Average

14 h 12 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

282 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Edinburgh without transferring at least once.

Fastest
02:05AMManchester8h10 10:15AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
441One-way
2nd Fastest
03:10AMManchester14h50 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
851One-way
03:40PMManchester15h30 07:10AMEdinburgh
1 transfer
1011One-way
11:40PMManchester18h20 06:00PMEdinburgh
1 transfer
731One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance281 km
durationAverage coach duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€29 (€29)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 281 km long journey taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. Normally, there are 2 coaches 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 Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Edinburgh

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

National Express
FlixBus

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 Manchester - Edinburgh 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.

    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: €15

    Travel Tips: Bus to Edinburgh from Manchester

    Take the bus to Edinburgh 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 Manchester to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh for as low as €13  for the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Edinburgh coach to cost on average €29  one way.
    The distance between Manchester and Edinburgh by coach is approximately 281 km.
    The coach time to Edinburgh from Manchester is on average 5 h 35 min  for the 281 km long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ).

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0.6 miles (882 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    Take the Manchester to Edinburgh coach with National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Manchester and Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    On average, there are 2 coaches a day from Manchester to Edinburgh. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest coach for this trip departs from Manchester at 09: 30. The last coach leaves from Manchester at 22: 40. Check Omio for the latest coach times from Manchester to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book Manchester to Edinburgh coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average €29. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Manchester and Edinburgh. Look out for coach tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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