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Cheap bus tickets and times from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jun 23


Fastest Journey

8 h 40 m


10 h

Buses per day



283 km

Cheap bus tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh start from $34 with an average ticket price of $46.

The fastest bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 8h 40m in comparison to an average duration of 10h and covers a distance of 283 km.

9 buses leave Liverpool for Edinburgh every day with 1 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$53 (€47)
frequencyBus frequency3 a day
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, TransPennine Express, Megabus, FlixBus or Bus

Buses from Liverpool to Edinburgh cover the 175 miles (282 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express, TransPennine Express, Megabus, FlixBus or Bus. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $53 (€47), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $14 (€12). Travelers depart most frequently from Liverpool, Liverpool One and arrive in Edinburgh, Bus Station.

Bus providers: National Express, TransPennine Express and Megabus from Liverpool to Edinburgh

You can travel by bus between Liverpool and Edinburgh with National Express, TransPennine Express and Megabus for as low as $14 (€12). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Edinburgh from Liverpool, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Liverpool to Edinburgh bus information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 12 min
  • Cheapest Price: $27
  • National Express frequency: 2 a day

Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh: Journey Details

Edinburgh lies around 174 miles north east of Liverpool and buses provide a fast and comfortable way to travel between the two cities. National Express offers 6 daily departures with the first at 6:15 a.m. and the last at 10:30 p.m. Most services require coach changes at Manchester and Glasgow with one involving a change at Manchester only. Travel time ranges from 8 to 9 hours.

Taking the Bus from Liverpool

National Express Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh depart from the Coach Station on Norton Street close to the city centre. The station is open around the clock and the ticket office operates from 8:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Outside, these hours, tickets at can be bought at machines. Passengers can travel to the station by local buses that stop on nearby London Road or by cab. Lime Street Train Station is around 800 metres away. For travelers arriving in Liverpool by boat, the cruise terminal is around 1 mile from the coach station.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh features all the stately grandeur a capital needs but it also exudes a more relaxed Celtic mood that makes for a fine Vacation destination. Visitors can enjoy browsing the old city, exploring museums and galleries, and partake in an unparalleled host of wining and dining options. Monuments abound including an imposing castle that looms over the city. Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station. Centrally located, it features entrances on Elder Street, and St Andrew Square from which passengers can take buses or trams to their final destination. Waverley Train Station is also close by. Services arriving outside the coach station’s opening hours (between 00:45 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. stop at North St David Street.

FAQs: Bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh

FAQs: Take the bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh.
Cheap bus tickets from Liverpool to Edinburgh can start from as little as $14 (€12) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Liverpool to Edinburgh is $53 (€47); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh is 8 h 40 min   to travel the 175 mile (282 km) long route, with around there are 3 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh leaves at 4: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Liverpool to Edinburgh leaves at 9: 28 PM.
There are 3 buses a day from Liverpool to Edinburgh which require at least one change with National Express, TransPennine Express, Megabus, FlixBus or Bus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the route from Liverpool to Edinburgh you can take a bus with National Express, TransPennine Express, Megabus, FlixBus or Bus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Edinburgh from Liverpool on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Liverpool, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Kwik Fit Old Swan. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in bus stations like Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Barnton Junction and Edinburgh, North Bridge.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Liverpool, Liverpool One, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Bus Station, located 0.4 miles (687 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh by bus is December.
You have options as you can travel between Liverpool and Edinburgh 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

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