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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h 20m 18:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
$29
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$291One-way
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h 50m 20:50Edinburgh, Elder Street
$33
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$331One-way
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h 30m 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
$33
1One-way
$331One-way
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h 30m 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
$35
1One-way
$351One-way
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11:00London, Victoria Coach Station21h 5m 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
$40
1One-way
$401One-way
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Bus
Flight
Wed
May 22
$201London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$120Flybe
Thu
May 23
$100London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$154Flybe
Fri
May 24
$155Virgin Trains
$48National Express
$247easyJet
Sat
May 25
$201Cross Country
$53National Express
$180easyJet
Sun
May 26
$101London North Eastern Railway
$50National Express
$81easyJet
Mon
May 27
$100London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$68easyJet
Tue
May 28
$101London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$29Ryanair
Wed
May 29
$82London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$36Ryanair
Thu
May 30
$82London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$17Ryanair
Fri
May 31
$101London North Eastern Railway
$37National Express
$20Ryanair
Sat
Jun 1
$82London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$40Ryanair
Sun
Jun 2
$100London North Eastern Railway
$42National Express
$75easyJet
Mon
Jun 3
$82London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$55Flybe
Tue
Jun 4
$82London North Eastern Railway
$6National Express
$55Flybe
Wed
Jun 5
$82London North Eastern Railway
$22National Express
$55Flybe
Thu
Jun 6
$82London North Eastern Railway
$21National Express
$66Flybe
Fri
Jun 7
$101London North Eastern Railway
$45National Express
$70Ryanair
Sat
Jun 8
$82London North Eastern Railway
$22National Express
$82Ryanair
Sun
Jun 9
$100London North Eastern Railway
$43National Express
$70Ryanair
Mon
Jun 10
$82London North Eastern Railway
$21National Express
$57easyJet
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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
11 hours 58 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $26
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 Kms
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from London to Edinburgh

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering service on both domestic and international routes. National Express is the main providers of the 11 daily buses from London to Edinburgh. These services commence during the morning rush hour and leave London every few hours thereafter with the last bus leaving just before midnight. National Express offers mostly direct services with some requiring either a change at Birmingham or Manchester.

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London to Edinburgh Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Edinburgh when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€28

1 Day in Advance

€28

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€15

1 Month in Advance

€11

3 Months in Advance

€4

London to Edinburgh Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 9½ hours to arrive in Edinburgh.

  • autobus Most London to Edinburgh buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from London's Victoria bus station and arriving at Edinburgh bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Edinburgh by bus takes as little as 9 hours and 30 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Edinburgh buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 32% cheaper to book a London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Edinburgh bus tickets are 60% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Edinburgh depart from London Victoria bus station, the biggest bus station in London. Which is not be confused with the closely located and the similarly named Victoria Bus station which provides local buses in and around the London area. The bus station is accessible via these local bus routes and the underground station which is served by the Circle, District and Victoria lines. The London underground's services usually stop at around midnight and from there after night buses and taxis are available.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

The second most populated city in Scotland and the capital, Edinburgh is one of the finest cities in the UK. Surrounded by hills and with the sea sparkling at its edge, Edinburgh is a very scenic stopover. Take in the city from up on Carlton Hill, or if feeling a little more adventurous, hike up to Arthurs Seat for an even more impressive view of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It's well worth visiting Edinburgh during New Year when the famous Hogmanay street party takes place, one of the biggest New Years Eve street parties in the world. Whatever you do, don't miss a visit to Edinburgh Castle which presides over the center of the city and if you have time, be sure to visit the zoo, in a beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of the city. All buses from London to Edinburgh terminate at Edinburgh Coach Station, which is located in the city center, less than a mile away from the Edinburgh Waverly station; making the rest of UK easily accessible. For those arriving in Edinburgh at night, there are night buses that run until 4:30 a.m. and taxis run 24/7.

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Best fares for buses from London to Edinburgh

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Fri, May 24
Bus
National Express
09:0012h21:00
LondonEdinburgh
Sat, May 25
Bus
National Express
09:0011h 20m20:20
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Buses from London to Edinburgh by duration
Wed, May 29
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Sun, Jun 2
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Jun 3
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Return Journeys for Buses from Edinburgh to London
Thu, May 23
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Fri, May 24
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Sat, May 25
Bus
National Express
05:3512h 40m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Edinburgh
BusLondon

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BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City

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