The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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8 h 35 m
11 h 3 m
Buses per day
Of the 10 buses that leave London for Edinburgh every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||330 miles (533 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$19 (€17)|
|Bus frequency||1 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day|
|Bus companies||Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus|
Buses from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 40 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $19 (€17), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $18 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Find the best buses to Edinburgh from London with Omio's travel partners FlixBus and National Express from $18 (€16). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Bus information from London to Edinburgh with FlixBus:
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 London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0.6 miles (882 m) away from the city center.
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