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Of the 2 buses that leave London for Edinburgh every day 2 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 1 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$37 (€33)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 2 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Megabus, National Express, Flixbus, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway|
Buses from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long route taking on average 8 h 1 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, Flixbus, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $21 (€18), but the average price of bus tickets is $37 (€33).
National Express, FlixBus and CrossCountry buses will get you between London and Edinburgh from $21 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Edinburgh bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
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.
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