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Cheap bus tickets and times from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Jun 17

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

5 h 20 m

Average

7 h 17 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

282 km

Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester start from $19 with an average ticket price of $28.

The fastest bus from Edinburgh to Manchester takes 5h 20m in comparison to an average duration of 7h 17m and covers a distance of 282 km.

11 buses leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day with 4 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Megabus
07:00AM5h20
Edinburgh
12:20PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$191One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
06:35AM7h15
Edinburgh
01:50PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$231One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:50PM6h45
Edinburgh
02:35AMManchester
$331One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
05:40PM8h55
Edinburgh
02:35AMManchester
$331One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
07:20AM8h10
Edinburgh
03:30PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$341One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$33 (€29)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express

Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles (281 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $13 (€11), but the average price of bus tickets is $33 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Bus companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Edinburgh to Manchester

Buy your official Megabus, National Express and FlixBus bus tickets between Edinburgh and Manchester from $15 (€13) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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 Edinburgh - Manchester 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.

Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester: Journey Details

Manchester is an imposing and buzzing city with a wealth of Victorian architecture and some striking modern developments. It is renowned for its diverse cultural scene, the bohemian Northern Quarter and 2 very successful football teams.

Which coach companies go from Edinburgh to Manchester?

National Express offers 5 bus services between the Scottish capital and Manchester seven days a week.

How long is the buses from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The average journey time is 6 hours and 35 minutes. However, journeys the require a change in Leeds can take up to 8 hours and 15 minutes.

Are buses from Edinburgh to Manchester direct?

Not all buses from Edinburgh to Manchester are direct. Some connections require a change in Glasgow or Leeds. So make sure to check before purchasing.

When are the first and last buses of the day from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The earliest bus leaves Edinburgh at 9:00 a.m, with the last departure at 9:30 p.m.

Where do buses from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from and arrive to?

All buses from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. The bus station is located in the city center, between George Street and Queen Street, adjacent to the St James shopping mall. Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 5 minute walk away. The bus station is well-served by city bus routes and the tram link to the airport. There is a taxi rank outside on North St. Andrew's Street. Night buses around Edinburgh depart from nearby Waverley Bridge.

Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester arrive at the central bus station close to Piccadilly railway station and the Piccadilly Gardens interchange, where bus and tram routes serve all areas of the city.

FAQs: Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester

FAQs: Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester can start from as little as $13 (€11) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Edinburgh to Manchester is $33 (€29); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Manchester bus travel time is 5 h 20 min   for the 174 mile (281 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 5: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 11: 40 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester without having to change trains with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. There is 1 direct bus from Edinburgh to Manchester each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Edinburgh to Manchester bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Manchester from Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Barnton Junction and Edinburgh, North Bridge. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in bus stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Edinburgh, Bus Station, which is located around 0.4 miles (687 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Edinburgh to Manchester is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Manchester including taking a train or bus.

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