The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$19

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.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to London will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 19.

Cheapest
10:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:30AMLondon
0 changes
$191One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:45AMEdinburgh11h55 08:40PMLondon
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$231One-way
10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 07:55AMLondon
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$261One-way
10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h30 08:15AMLondon
0 changes
$261One-way
10:45AMEdinburgh10h50 09:35PMLondon
0 changes
$321One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to London

Showing buses for tomorrow, Mon, Sep 27
08:45AMEdinburgh11h55 08:40PMLondon
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10:45AMEdinburgh10h50 09:35PMLondon
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11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 08:25PMLondon
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11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h45 09:00PMLondon
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08:35PMEdinburgh10h05 06:40AMLondon
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09:50PMEdinburgh9h30 07:20AMLondon
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10:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:30AMLondon
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10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 07:55AMLondon
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10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h30 08:15AMLondon
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Sun
Sep 26
$117London North Eastern Railway
$30Megabus
$117British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$82easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$67easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$61easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$61easyJet
Fri
Oct 1
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
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Oct 2
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$98easyJet
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Oct 3
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$108easyJet
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Oct 4
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$61easyJet
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Oct 5
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$61easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$81London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$52easyJet
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Oct 7
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$52easyJet
Fri
Oct 8
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$67easyJet
Sat
Oct 9
$95London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$134easyJet
Sun
Oct 10
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$151easyJet
Mon
Oct 11
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$66easyJet
Tue
Oct 12
$95London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$50easyJet
Wed
Oct 13
$81London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$50easyJet
Thu
Oct 14
$95London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$50easyJet
Fri
Oct 15
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$58easyJet
Sat
Oct 16
$89Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$111easyJet

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to London

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

9 h 10 m

Average

9 h 54 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

534 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Edinburgh for London every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 534 km distance in an average of 9 h 54 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 9 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 07:55AMLondon
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$261One-way
Fastest
11:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h10 08:25PMLondon
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$341One-way
2nd Fastest
10:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h15 07:30AMLondon
0 changes
$191One-way
09:50PMEdinburgh9h30 07:20AMLondon
0 changes
$321One-way
10:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street9h30 08:15AMLondon
0 changes
$261One-way

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Bus Information from Edinburgh to London

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€15)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Edinburgh to London cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 9 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $16 (€13), but the average price of bus tickets is $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Bus companies

National Express Edinburgh – London

Find the best buses from Edinburgh to London with Omio's travel partners National Express from $16 (€13). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Edinburgh and London? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on buses between Edinburgh and London. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 330 miles (533 km) from Edinburgh to London.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Edinburgh to London bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Edinburgh and London 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.

Buses Edinburgh to London

There is a bus service between Edinburgh and London several times a day. The journey lasts on average 10 hours

Which bus companies drive from Edinburgh to London?

Travellers can reach the British capital by bus from Edinburgh to London in just a few hours from the Scottish metropolis. The route is served by National Express buses.

How long does the bus ride from Edinburgh to London take?

A direct trip by bus from Edinburgh to London takes about 10 hours. If you change trains, the journey takes about 13 hours.

How often can I travel by bus from Edinburgh to London?

There are three daily bus services between Edinburgh and London and around 20 a week. The first bus from Edinburgh to London leaves at 06:30 at Elder Street bus station, the last bus leaves the Scottish capital at 21:30.

Bus stations on the route Edinburgh - London?

At which bus station does the bus depart in Edinburgh? The bus station "Elder Street" is located in Edinburgh's so-called "New Town" not far from the main train station "Edinburgh Waverley". From here you can easily explore the historic city centre on foot, take a train or bus for excursions or onward journeys to other cities.

At which bus station does the bus arrive in London? London's "Victoria Coach Station" is the largest bus station in the British metropolis and has excellent transport connections. The train station "Victoria Station" and the underground station "Victoria" are in the immediate vicinity. Bus number 38 takes about 0:30 hrs to get to London city centre

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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus from Edinburgh to London cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to London from Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $16 (€13)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a bus between Edinburgh and London?
The Edinburgh to London bus ticket price is on average $19 (€15)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to London by bus?
The distance to London from Edinburgh by bus is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
What is the Edinburgh to London bus travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 330 miles (533 km) from Edinburgh to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Edinburgh to London bus journey time is on average 9 h 10 min.
What bus station in Edinburgh goes to London? What bus station do I come into London from Edinburgh?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Where is the departure bus station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival bus station in London located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this trip, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival bus station in London, called London, Victoria Coach Station, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

Which bus companies can get me from Edinburgh to London?
When taking a bus from Edinburgh to London, you can count on National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to London from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Are there any direct buses from Edinburgh to London?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Edinburgh to London on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Edinburgh to London?
You can take the earliest bus from Edinburgh to London at 9: 15 PM   or take the last bus from Edinburgh to London leaving at 9: 45 PM. Look for the latest Edinburgh to London bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Edinburgh to London for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you book bus tickets to London from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€15) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Edinburgh to London a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.