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Cheap bus tickets and times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Apr 21

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

8 h 1 m

Average

10 h 14 m

Buses per day

13

Distance

534 km

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

The fastest bus from London to Edinburgh takes 8h 1m in comparison to an average duration of 10h 14m and covers a distance of 534 km.

13 buses leave London for Edinburgh every day with 8 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Megabus
09:30AM9h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
07:10PMEdinburgh
$341One-way
0 transfers
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Megabus
09:30PM9h05
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:35AMEdinburgh
$341One-way
0 transfers
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Megabus
10:05AM9h05
London
07:10PMEdinburgh
$341One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
10:00PM8h35
London
06:35AMEdinburgh
$341One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
National Express
08:30AM10h25
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:55PMEdinburgh
$361One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 1 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$38 (€33)
frequencyBus frequency10 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 10 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersMegabus, National Express, FlixBus, Lumo or CrossCountry

Buses from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 1 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, Lumo or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of bus tickets is $38 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Bus Station.

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from London to Edinburgh

You can travel by bus between London and Edinburgh with Megabus, National Express and FlixBus for as low as $25 (€22). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

FlixBus from London to Edinburgh bus information:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: $48
  • FlixBus frequency: 2 a day

Buses from London to Edinburgh

Buses connecting London and Edinburgh depart throughout the day, 7 days of the week. They take between around 10 and 16 hours to make the journey. Most services require at least one change.

Which bus companies travel from London to Edinburgh?

National Express runs the bus route from London to Edinburgh. On trips that require passengers to change services, National Express operates all legs of the journey.

How long is the bus from London to Edinburgh?

Buses between London and Edinburgh take up to around 16 hours to complete the journey, depending on departure time and whether or not the service incorporates any changes. The shortest trips, taking around 10 hours, are the direct services.

How many buses are there from London to Edinburgh?

Passengers wanting to travel to Edinburgh from London by bus have a choice of up to 20 buses per day. Services are spaced out throughout the day, with the first leaving early in the morning. The last service of the day departs in the late evening, arriving in Edinburgh the following morning. The majority of services require at least one change, usually at Birmingham. Some also incorporate an additional change at Glasgow. However, one or two services every day run directly between London and Edinburgh, and do not require passengers to change coach. These direct services tend to leave London in the early morning and the late evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from London to Edinburgh?

Departure Bus Station: buses depart from London Victoria bus station. Located in central London, Victoria bus station is 300 metres from Victoria railroad station, which is served by mainline rail links and London Underground's Victoria, District and Circle lines. Local buses stop directly outside Victoria bus station, and the nearest car parking is at the NCP car park on nearby Semley Place. Victoria bus station has a variety of refreshment facilities, waiting rooms and a left baggage office.

Arrival Bus Station: All services terminate at Edinburgh bus station. Situated on Elder Street, in the centre of the city, Edinburgh bus station offers a variety of onward transport options. Local buses serve the station and the Saint Andrew Square tram stop is a short walk away. There are also several nearby public cab ranks. The bus station itself has cycle racks, vending machines, a convenience shop and left baggage lockers.

FAQs: Bus from London to Edinburgh

FAQs: Take the bus from London 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 London to Edinburgh.
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Cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for London to Edinburgh is $38 (€33); 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 London to Edinburgh is 8 h 1 min   to travel the 330 mile (533 km) long trip, with around there are 10 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from London to Edinburgh leaves at 8: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from London to Edinburgh leaves at 11: 45 PM.
There are 10 buses a day from London to Edinburgh which require at least one change with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, Lumo or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the route from London to Edinburgh you can take a bus with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, Lumo or CrossCountry. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from London to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from London, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including London, Victoria Coach Station, Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station and London, Golders Green Station. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your trip in bus stations like Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Barnton Junction and Edinburgh, North Bridge.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London, Victoria Coach Station, which is located around 2.1 miles (3.4 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 for a bus from London to Edinburgh is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from London to Edinburgh including taking a train, bus or flight.
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