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London to Edinburgh

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01:00London, Victoria Coach Station17h25 18:25Edinburgh, Elder Street
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06:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h45 19:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h45 19:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h25 18:25Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h45 19:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station16h05 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:00London, Victoria Coach Station15h40 07:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station15h05 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:00London, Victoria Coach Station14h40 07:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station14h35 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station14h10 07:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station14h05 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h40 07:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h40 07:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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19:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h05 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station9h30 08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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The fastest buses

from London
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

9 h 30 m

Average

13 h 31 m

Buses per day

19

Distance

534 km

Of the 19 bus 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.

These direct bus cover the 534 km distance in an average of 13 h 31 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 9 h 30 m .

The slowest bus will take 17 h 25 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.

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22:30London, Victoria Coach Station9h30 08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$541One-way
2nd Fastest
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h25 18:25Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$281One-way
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$321One-way
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h45 19:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$511One-way
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$291One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Tue
Sep 17
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$48National Express
$106British Airways
Wed
Sep 18
$100London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$91British Airways
Thu
Sep 19
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$113easyJet
Fri
Sep 20
$122London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$117easyJet
Sat
Sep 21
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$106British Airways
Sun
Sep 22
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$69Ryanair
Mon
Sep 23
$100London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$63easyJet
Tue
Sep 24
$34London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$63easyJet
Wed
Sep 25
$81London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$63easyJet
Thu
Sep 26
$100London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$63easyJet
Fri
Sep 27
$100London North Eastern Railway
$34National Express
$90easyJet
Sat
Sep 28
$34London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$79British Airways
Sun
Sep 29
$34London North Eastern Railway
$28National Express
$65Flybe
Mon
Sep 30
$100London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$54Flybe
Tue
Oct 1
$81London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$45Flybe
Wed
Oct 2
$81London North Eastern Railway
$16National Express
$45Flybe
Thu
Oct 3
$34London North Eastern Railway
$19National Express
$38Ryanair
Fri
Oct 4
$96Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$57Ryanair
Sat
Oct 5
$47London North Eastern Railway
$16National Express
$37Ryanair
Sun
Oct 6
$34London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$38Ryanair
Mon
Oct 7
$81London North Eastern Railway
$23National Express
$54easyJet

The cheapest buses

from London
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$28

Average

$43

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

The average ticket from London to Edinburgh will cost around $ 43 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 28.

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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station10h25 18:25Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$281One-way
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09:00London, Victoria Coach Station12h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$291One-way
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10:00London, Victoria Coach Station11h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$321One-way
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08:00London, Victoria Coach Station13h30 21:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$331One-way
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17:30London, Victoria Coach Station14h35 08:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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$401One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
10 hours 12 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $18
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:534 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from London to Edinburgh

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering service on both domestic and international routes. National Express is the main providers of the 11 daily buses from London to Edinburgh. These services commence during the morning rush hour and leave London every few hours thereafter with the last bus leaving just before midnight. National Express offers mostly direct services with some requiring either a change at Birmingham or Manchester.

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London to Edinburgh Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Edinburgh when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€28

1 Day in Advance

€28

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€15

1 Month in Advance

€11

3 Months in Advance

€4

London to Edinburgh Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 9½ hours to arrive in Edinburgh.

  • autobus Most London to Edinburgh buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from London's Victoria bus station and arriving at Edinburgh bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Edinburgh by bus takes as little as 9 hours and 30 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Edinburgh buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 32% cheaper to book a London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Edinburgh bus tickets are 60% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Edinburgh depart from London Victoria bus station, the biggest bus station in London. Which is not be confused with the closely located and the similarly named Victoria Bus station which provides local buses in and around the London area. The bus station is accessible via these local bus routes and the underground station which is served by the Circle, District and Victoria lines. The London underground's services usually stop at around midnight and from there after night buses and taxis are available.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

The second most populated city in Scotland and the capital, Edinburgh is one of the finest cities in the UK. Surrounded by hills and with the sea sparkling at its edge, Edinburgh is a very scenic stopover. Take in the city from up on Carlton Hill, or if feeling a little more adventurous, hike up to Arthurs Seat for an even more impressive view of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It's well worth visiting Edinburgh during New Year when the famous Hogmanay street party takes place, one of the biggest New Years Eve street parties in the world. Whatever you do, don't miss a visit to Edinburgh Castle which presides over the center of the city and if you have time, be sure to visit the zoo, in a beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of the city. All buses from London to Edinburgh terminate at Edinburgh Coach Station, which is located in the city center, less than a mile away from the Edinburgh Waverly station; making the rest of UK easily accessible. For those arriving in Edinburgh at night, there are night buses that run until 4:30 a.m. and taxis run 24/7.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
London
Edinburgh
BusLondon

Amenities

BusLondon Liverpool Street Stn

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