Cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Cheapest

$18

Average

$36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Edinburgh will cost around $ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

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11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
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10:00PMLondon9h00 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
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10:25PMLondon8h35 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
10:30PMLondon9h10 07:40AMEdinburgh
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$261One-way
08:30AMLondon10h40 07:10PMEdinburgh
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$341One-way

Bus schedule from London to Edinburgh

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08:30AMLondon10h40 07:10PMEdinburgh
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09:30AMLondon9h30 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00PMLondon9h00 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:25PMLondon8h35 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:30PMLondon9h10 07:40AMEdinburgh
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11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:30PMLondon17h45 05:15PMEdinburgh
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11:30PMLondon17h45 05:15PMEdinburgh
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Mon
Jan 24
$116London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$87easyJet
Tue
Jan 25
$116London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$62easyJet
Wed
Jan 26
$94London North Eastern Railway
$23Megabus
$58easyJet
Thu
Jan 27
$116London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$74easyJet
Fri
Jan 28
$105London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$79easyJet
Sat
Jan 29
$88London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$65easyJet
Sun
Jan 30
$81London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$49easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$88London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$53easyJet
Tue
Feb 1
$81London North Eastern Railway
$18National Express
$49easyJet
Wed
Feb 2
$81London North Eastern Railway
$18National Express
$45easyJet
Thu
Feb 3
$88London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$58easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
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$14Flixbus
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Sat
Feb 5
$81London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$46easyJet
Sun
Feb 6
$81London North Eastern Railway
$14Flixbus
$43easyJet
Mon
Feb 7
$81London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$40easyJet
Tue
Feb 8
$67London North Eastern Railway
$18National Express
$40easyJet
Wed
Feb 9
$67London North Eastern Railway
$18National Express
$42easyJet
Thu
Feb 10
$74London North Eastern Railway
$15Flixbus
$50easyJet
Fri
Feb 11
$105London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$98easyJet
Sat
Feb 12
$94London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$88easyJet

Bus times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jan 24

Fastest Journey

8 h 35 m

Average

11 h 11 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

534 km

Of the 9 buses that leave London for Edinburgh every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 534 km distance in an average of 11 h 11 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 17 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:25PMLondon8h35 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
10:00PMLondon9h00 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$341One-way
10:30PMLondon9h10 07:40AMEdinburgh
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$261One-way
11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$18 (€15)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 8 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $15 (€13), but the average price of bus tickets is $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Edinburgh

Buy your official National Express bus tickets to Edinburgh from London from $15 (€13) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

National Express

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 between London and Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket from London to Edinburgh:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    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.

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    Take the bus to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Edinburgh.
    FAQs

    What is the price of the cheapest bus from London to Edinburgh?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Edinburgh buses for as little as $15 (€13)  in the next 7 days.

    How much is the bus from London to Edinburgh on average?

    The bus price from London to Edinburgh is on average $18 (€15)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

    How far is London to Edinburgh by bus?

    You should expect to travel around 330 miles (533 km)  from London to Edinburgh by bus.

    How long is the bus from London to Edinburgh?

    The bus time from London to Edinburgh is on average 8 h 35 min  for the 330 miles (533 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Edinburgh from London by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the bus from London to Edinburgh depart from? Which Edinburgh bus station do I come into from London?

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from London Victoria   to Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Where is the departure bus station in London located? Where is the arrival bus station in Edinburgh located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city center.

    Which bus providers can get me from London to Edinburgh?

    For the best London to Edinburgh bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services from London to Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Is there a direct bus from London to Edinburgh?

    Yes, there are direct buses between London and Edinburgh, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    When can I take the first bus from London to Edinburgh? When can I take the last bus for the day?

    The earliest bus for this journey departs from London at 8: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 11: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    When should I book the London to Edinburgh bus for the best deals on tickets?

    If you purchase a bus ticket from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€15) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between London and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.