London to Edinburgh bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Cheapest

18

Average

30

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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09:30AMLondon9h30 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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181One-way
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09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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181One-way
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10:25PMLondon8h35 07:00AMEdinburgh, 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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11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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211One-way

Bus schedule from London to Edinburgh

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29
08:30AMLondon10h25 06:55PMEdinburgh
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09:30AMLondon9h30 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00PMLondon10h00 08:00AMEdinburgh
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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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Bus times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Nov 29

Fastest Journey

8 h 35 m

Average

11 h 3 m

Buses per day

10

Distance

534 km

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.

Fastest
10:25PMLondon8h35 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 transfers
181One-way
10:00PMLondon9h00 07:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
0 transfers
181One-way
09:55AMLondon9h05 07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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181One-way
10:30PMLondon9h10 07:40AMEdinburgh
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261One-way
11:00PMLondon9h15 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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211One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$19 (€17)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesMegabus, 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.

Bus companies: FlixBus and National Express from London to Edinburgh

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
National Express

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:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 10 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

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 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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Edinburgh from London

    Travel Tips: 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
    Bus tickets from London to Edinburgh for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Edinburgh bus to cost on average $19 (€17)  one way.
    The London to Edinburgh bus distance is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
    The bus time from London to Edinburgh is on average 8 h 40 min  for the 330 miles (533 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Edinburgh by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    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.

    When taking a bus from London to Edinburgh, you can count on Megabus, National Express, Infobus or Flixbus for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between London and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
    Yes, there is 1 direct bus per day from London to Edinburgh, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    On average, there is 1 bus a day from London to Edinburgh. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the first bus from London to Edinburgh at 8: 00 PM. The last bus from London to Edinburgh that you can take departs at 8: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from London to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    The price of a one way bus ticket from London to Edinburgh is on average $19 (€17) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets to Edinburgh from London available a few months in advance.

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