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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It's difficult to get from Manchester to Edinburgh without transferring at least once.
|Average coach duration||5 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||€29 (€29)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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.
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.
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