Manchester to Edinburgh

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5 trains from $103
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5 trains from $103
Fri, Aug 30
5 trains from $55
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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

General Information about the journey from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flying is the fastest method of travel between the two cities at just over an hour. Traveling by bus takes the longest amount of time at upwards of 5.5 hours. There are usually between one and three departure and arrival points.

Buses from Manchester to Edinburgh

National Express operate services between the cities, departing from Manchester Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street. There are usually five departures per day, one at around1:00 a.m., three between 8:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. and one in the early afternoon. The journey takes between 5.5 hours and 8.5 hours, there are direct buses and those requiring one change available.

Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh

Trains leave from three stations in Manchester, Oxford Road, Deansgate and Piccadilly and all arrive at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. All trains are either direct routes or have a change at one station. Trains are run by Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains and Cross Country Trains. There are around 10 trains per day, they depart at least once every hour from approximately 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon. The journey takes between three and four hours.

Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

How to Travel from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flying is the fastest method of travel between the two cities at just over an hour. Traveling by bus takes the longest amount of time at upwards of 5.5 hours. There are usually between one and three departure and arrival points.

What is the best way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh

The cheapest way from Manchester to Edinburgh is by bus. National Express operate services between the cities, departing from Manchester Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street. There are usually five departures per day, one at around 1:00 a.m., three between 8:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. and one in the early afternoon. The journey takes between 5.5 hours and 8.5 hours, there are direct buses and those requiring one change available.

Fastest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh


Flights are the quickest way from Manchester to Edinburgh. Direct flights between the main airports in each city are available from Flybe. The flight takes just over an hour. During the week there are three flights, one each in the morning, afternoon and evening. At the weekend there are one or two flights in operation.

Trains are the most popular way to get from Manchester to Edinburgh. Services leave from three stations in Manchester, Oxford Road, Deansgate and Piccadilly and all arrive at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. All trains are either direct routes or have a change at one station. Trains are run by Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains and Cross Country Trains. There are around 10 trains per day, they depart at least once every hour from approximately 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon. The journey takes between three and four hours.

Direct flight between the main airports in each city are available from Flybe. The flight takes just over an hour. During the week there are three flights, one each in the morning, afternoon and evening. At the weekend there are one or two flights in operation.

Stations

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

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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.
TrainManchester Oxford Road

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TrainManchester Piccadilly

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Refreshments
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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.
Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
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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