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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$201London North Eastern Railway
$53National Express
$129Flybe
Wed
Jul 24
$121London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$105Flybe
Thu
Jul 25
$121London North Eastern Railway
$52National Express
$129Flybe
Fri
Jul 26
$121London North Eastern Railway
$58National Express
$122Ryanair
Sat
Jul 27
$100London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$147Ryanair
Sun
Jul 28
$100London North Eastern Railway
$54National Express
$121easyJet
Mon
Jul 29
$100London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$86Flybe
Tue
Jul 30
$100London North Eastern Railway
$37National Express
$75Flybe
Wed
Jul 31
$100London North Eastern Railway
$43National Express
$75Flybe
Thu
Aug 1
$121London North Eastern Railway
$40National Express
$98Ryanair
Fri
Aug 2
$170London North Eastern Railway
$49National Express
$129easyJet
Sat
Aug 3
$100London North Eastern Railway
$39National Express
$118Ryanair
Sun
Aug 4
$100London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$86Flybe
Mon
Aug 5
$100London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$74Flybe
Tue
Aug 6
$100London North Eastern Railway
$44National Express
$74Flybe
Wed
Aug 7
$100London North Eastern Railway
$58National Express
$73Flybe
Thu
Aug 8
$100London North Eastern Railway
$43National Express
$105Flybe
Fri
Aug 9
$121London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$98Ryanair
Sat
Aug 10
$100London North Eastern Railway
$48National Express
$118Ryanair
Sun
Aug 11
$82London North Eastern Railway
$49National Express
$86Flybe

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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
11 hours 55 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $29
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 km
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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This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Fastest Buses from London to Edinburgh by duration
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Mon, Jul 29
Bus
National Express
21:309h 30m07:00
LondonEdinburgh
Return Journeys for Buses from Edinburgh to London
Wed, Jul 24
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Thu, Jul 25
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
05:2012h 55m18:15
EdinburghLondon

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Edinburgh
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

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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