Buses from Manchester to Edinburgh

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Manchester to Edinburgh

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23:50Manchester, Coach Station8h1508:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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The fastest buses

from Manchester
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

8h 15m

Average

8h 15m

Buses per day

1

Distance

282 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Edinburgh without changing at least 1 times.

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23:50Manchester, Coach Station8h1508:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
1 change
$311One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Mon
Aug 26
$103First Transpennine Express
$31National Express
$134Flybe
Tue
Aug 27
$69First Transpennine Express
$27National Express
$101Flybe
Wed
Aug 28
$55First Transpennine Express
$26National Express
$101Flybe
Thu
Aug 29
$55First Transpennine Express
$23National Express
$77Flybe
Fri
Aug 30
$55First Transpennine Express
$23National Express
$76Flybe
Sat
Aug 31
$51First Transpennine Express
$23National Express
$59Flybe
Sun
Sep 1
$52First Transpennine Express
$24National Express
$59Flybe
Mon
Sep 2
$38First Transpennine Express
$20National Express
$58Flybe
Tue
Sep 3
$38Virgin Trains
$20National Express
$34Flybe
Wed
Sep 4
$30Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$51Flybe
Thu
Sep 5
$30Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$42Flybe
Fri
Sep 6
$46Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$51Flybe
Sat
Sep 7
$38Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$133Flybe
Sun
Sep 8
$53First Transpennine Express
$22National Express
$42Flybe
Mon
Sep 9
$34First Transpennine Express
$19National Express
$42Flybe
Tue
Sep 10
$30Virgin Trains
$18National Express
$42Flybe
Wed
Sep 11
$30Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$51Flybe
Thu
Sep 12
$30Virgin Trains
$19National Express
$43Flybe
Fri
Sep 13
$46Virgin Trains
$21National Express
$51Flybe
Sat
Sep 14
$43First Transpennine Express
$14National Express
$58Flybe

The cheapest buses

from Manchester
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

$31

Average

$31

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 Manchester to Edinburgh will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.

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23:50Manchester, Coach Station8h1508:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
1 change
$311One-way

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Journey Summary

Manchester to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
7 hours 5 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $17
Buses depart from:Manchester
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:282 km
BusBus Companies:National Express

Buses from Manchester to Edinburgh

National Express operates a daily direct service from Manchester to Edinburgh, with a departure time of 10:15 a.m. This takes five hours and 45 minutes to reach the Scottish capital. In addition, there are four indirect buses from Manchester to Edinburgh daily, requiring a change at Leeds or Glasgow. The earliest departs just before 8:00 a.m. and the latest is an overnight service leaving Manchester just before midnight. These journeys take seven hours or more.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Departure Station: Manchester to Edinburgh buses depart from Manchester Coach Station located in the center of Manchester. Local Manchester buses stop nearby on Sackville Street and Portland Street. Manchester's Piccadilly Station and the tram stop are a ten-minute walk away. Taxis are also available at the station entrance.

Taking the Bus from Manchester

National Express buses from Manchester to Edinburgh leave from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station. Close to Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly railway station, it can be easily reached by Metroshuttle service 1 and many buses including numbers X40, X41 and X43. Megabus services depart from Shudehill Interchange. Located Manchester Victoria station and the Northern Quarter, it's easily accessible being home to a bus terminus and Metrolink stop.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

A prime location on the Firth of Forth, stunning architecture and a wealth of things to see and do combine to make Scotland’s capital a beguiling city. Visitors can explore the old city and castle, visit unique museums and art galleries, and relax in the Royal Botanic Garden and Princes Street Gardens. Buses to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station located on Elder Street and St Andrew Square next to the Multrees Walk pedestrian shopping area. The hub for national and regional bus services, it’s open between 4.45 a.m. and 00.45 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and 6.00 a.m. to 00.45 a.m. on Sundays. Passengers can continue their journeys by bus, via tram from St Andrew Square tram stop or by train from nearby Waverley Train Station.

Arrival Station: Buses from Manchester to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station, located a couple of minutes walk from the bus and tram stops on Princes Street. Edinburgh city buses also stop close by on St Andrew Square, where there is a taxi rank.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Manchester
Edinburgh
BusManchester (Coach Station)

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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