The cheapest buses from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$18

Average

$30

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 $ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

Cheapest
10:25PMLondon8h55 07:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
Cheapest
10:00PMLondon9h20 07:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
$191One-way
09:00AMLondon11h20 08:20PMEdinburgh
1 changes
$271One-way
08:30AMLondon10h40 07:10PMEdinburgh
0 changes
$321One-way

Timetable London to Edinburgh

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sat, Sep 18
08:30AMLondon10h40 07:10PMEdinburgh
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09:00AMLondon11h20 08:20PMEdinburgh
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09:30AMLondon9h30 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00PMLondon9h20 07:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:25PMLondon8h55 07:20AMEdinburgh, 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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Sat
Sep 18
$122London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$162easyJet
Sun
Sep 19
$106London North Eastern Railway
$19Megabus
$107easyJet
Mon
Sep 20
$143London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$94easyJet
Tue
Sep 21
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$73easyJet
Wed
Sep 22
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$104easyJet
Thu
Sep 23
$77London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$95easyJet
Fri
Sep 24
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$88easyJet
Sat
Sep 25
$70London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$98easyJet
Sun
Sep 26
$63London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$98easyJet
Mon
Sep 27
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$59easyJet
Tue
Sep 28
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$50easyJet
Wed
Sep 29
$117London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$50easyJet
Thu
Sep 30
$117London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$115BA Cityflyer
Fri
Oct 1
$96London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$67easyJet
Sat
Oct 2
$77Avanti West Coast
$16Megabus
$86easyJet
Sun
Oct 3
$96London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$63easyJet
Mon
Oct 4
$96London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$47easyJet
Tue
Oct 5
$82London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$47easyJet
Wed
Oct 6
$75London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
$47easyJet
Thu
Oct 7
$89London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
$47easyJet

The fastest buses from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

8 h 55 m

Average

10 h 33 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 10 h 33 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 55 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
10:25PMLondon8h55 07:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$341One-way
10:30PMLondon9h10 07:40AMEdinburgh
0 changes
$321One-way
11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
$191One-way
10:00PMLondon9h20 07:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
$181One-way

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Bus Information from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 55 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$17 (€14)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $17 (€14), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $16 (€13). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your bus tickets between London and Edinburgh due to the coronavirus:

    • 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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    FAQs
    How much do cheap buses to Edinburgh from London cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between London and Edinburgh for as low as $16 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a bus from London to Edinburgh?
    If you are looking to purchase your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Edinburgh bus to cost on average $17 (€14)  one way.
    How far is Edinburgh from London by bus?
    The bus distance from London to Edinburgh is around 330 miles (533 km).
    How long is a bus to Edinburgh from London on average?
    The London to Edinburgh bus duration is on average 8 h 55 min, which is to be expected when traveling 330 miles (533 km) to Edinburgh from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, 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 who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Where is the bus station in London? Where is the bus station in Edinburgh?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

    Which bus providers can take me between London and Edinburgh?
    Take the London to Edinburgh bus with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey from London to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Is there a direct bus from London to Edinburgh?
    Yes, you can search for direct buses from London to Edinburgh on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
    What are the first and last departure bus times from London to Edinburgh?
    The earliest bus for this route departs from London at 9: 00 PM. The last bus leaves from London at 10: 00 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 buy the London to Edinburgh bus for the best deals on tickets?
    You can find buses to Edinburgh from London to cost on average $17 (€14) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the London to Edinburgh bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Edinburgh
    London
    Amenities
    London 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.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City