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Overview: Bus from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance283 miles (456 km)
durationAverage bus duration12 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$97 (€82)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express

Buses from Cheltenham to Edinburgh cover the 283 miles (456 km) long route taking on average 12 h 5 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $97 (€82), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $69 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Bus companies: National Express buses to Edinburgh from Cheltenham

Buy your official National Express bus tickets to Edinburgh from Cheltenham from $69 (€59) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses 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 traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses 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 Cheltenham - Edinburgh bus: 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: $69

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus to Edinburgh from Cheltenham are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips: Bus to Edinburgh from Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham to Edinburgh.

How much does a cheap bus between Cheltenham and Edinburgh cost?

Bus tickets between Cheltenham and Edinburgh for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $69 (€59)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket to Edinburgh from Cheltenham?

If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cheltenham to Edinburgh bus to cost on average $97 (€82)  one way.

What is the distance to Edinburgh from Cheltenham by bus?

You should expect to travel around 283 miles (456 km)  to Edinburgh from Cheltenham by bus.

How long is the bus ride from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

The bus time from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is on average 12 h 5 min  for the 283 miles (456 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cheltenham and Edinburgh by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What bus station in Cheltenham goes to Edinburgh? What bus station do I come into Edinburgh from Cheltenham?

When taking the bus between Cheltenham and Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station, Cheltenham, Clarence Street arrival (Stop 30) and Cheltenham, Arle Court. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, Princes Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cheltenham Spa   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Where is the Cheltenham bus station located? Where is the Edinburgh bus station located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Cheltenham Spa, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

For the best Cheltenham to Edinburgh bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Cheltenham and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.

What are the first and last departure bus times from Cheltenham to Edinburgh?

The earliest bus for this route departs from Cheltenham at 8: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Cheltenham at 6: 45 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Cheltenham to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I book the Cheltenham to Edinburgh bus for the best deals on tickets?

If you book a bus ticket from Cheltenham to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $97 (€82) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Cheltenham and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.