Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester

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Edinburgh to Manchester

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08:10Edinburgh, Elder Street8h20 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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10:15Edinburgh, Elder Street9h05 19:20Manchester, Coach Station
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10:15Edinburgh, Elder Street8h05 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
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10:15Edinburgh, Elder Street8h45 19:00Manchester, Coach Station
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18:30Edinburgh, Elder Street9h15 03:45Manchester, Coach Station
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21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street6h15 03:45Manchester, Coach Station
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The fastest buses

from Edinburgh
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Fastest Journey

6 h 15 m

Average

7 h 59 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

282 km

Of the 8 bus that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 282 km distance in an average of 7 h 59 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 6 h 15 m .

The slowest bus will take 9 h 15 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.

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21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street6h15 03:45Manchester, Coach Station
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$351One-way
2nd Fastest
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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$231One-way
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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$391One-way
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10:15Edinburgh, Elder Street8h05 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
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$531One-way
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08:10Edinburgh, Elder Street8h20 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$351One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Sep 22
$99First Transpennine Express
$29National Express
$183Flybe
Mon
Sep 23
$48First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$136Flybe
Tue
Sep 24
$55First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$103Flybe
Wed
Sep 25
$39First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
$59Flybe
Thu
Sep 26
$55First Transpennine Express
$26National Express
$103Flybe
Fri
Sep 27
$57First Transpennine Express
$29National Express
$82Flybe
Sat
Sep 28
$43First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$103Flybe
Sun
Sep 29
$71First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$82Flybe
Mon
Sep 30
$39First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$78Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
$34First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
$60Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
$39First Transpennine Express
$17National Express
$41Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
$39First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$52Flybe
Fri
Oct 4
$55First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$56Flybe
Sat
Oct 5
$43First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$179Flybe
Sun
Oct 6
$60Virgin Trains
$22National Express
$64Flybe
Mon
Oct 7
$71First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$52Flybe
Tue
Oct 8
$34First Transpennine Express
$12National Express
$41Flybe
Wed
Oct 9
$39First Transpennine Express
$15National Express
$41Flybe
Thu
Oct 10
$43First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$41Flybe
Fri
Oct 11
$55First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$64Flybe
Sat
Oct 12
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$15National Express
$229Flybe

The cheapest buses

from Edinburgh
to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 23

Cheapest

$23

Average

$44

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester will cost around $ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$231One-way
2nd Cheapest
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08:10Edinburgh, Elder Street8h20 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$351One-way
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21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street6h15 03:45Manchester, Coach Station
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$351One-way
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09:25Edinburgh, Elder Street7h05 16:30Manchester, Coach Station
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$391One-way
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10:15Edinburgh, Elder Street8h05 18:20Manchester, Coach Station
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$531One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Manchester Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
7 hours 41 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $16
Buses depart from:Edinburgh
Bus arrives in:Manchester
Distance:282 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Manchester
BusEdinburgh

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

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