The cheapest buses from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£21

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 Birmingham to Edinburgh will cost around £ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

Cheapest
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£211One-way
2nd Cheapest
22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£231One-way
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h30 20:30Edinburgh
0 changes
£251One-way
23:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h40 08:40Edinburgh
1 changes
£371One-way
09:00Birmingham, Coach Station10h10 19:10Edinburgh
1 changes
£431One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Edinburgh

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tue, 19 Oct
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
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09:00Birmingham, Coach Station10h10 19:10Edinburgh
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11:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h30 20:30Edinburgh
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22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
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23:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h40 08:40Edinburgh
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Mon
18 Oct
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£23National Express
£85easyJet
Tue
19 Oct
£50Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£49easyJet
Wed
20 Oct
£50Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£45easyJet
Thu
21 Oct
£50Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
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Fri
22 Oct
£76Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
£143easyJet
Sat
23 Oct
£148First Transpennine Express
£25National Express
£159easyJet
Sun
24 Oct
£83Cross Country
£25National Express
£89easyJet
Mon
25 Oct
£132Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£45easyJet
Tue
26 Oct
£79Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£39easyJet
Wed
27 Oct
£79Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£38easyJet
Thu
28 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£35easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£42easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£42Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£32easyJet
Sun
31 Oct
£70Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£31easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£31easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£29Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£31easyJet
Wed
3 Nov
£29Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£31easyJet
Thu
4 Nov
£29Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£42easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£50Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£34easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£42Avanti West Coast
£21National Express
£46easyJet
Sun
7 Nov
£69Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
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The fastest buses from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

9 h 30 m

Average

9 h 44 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

395 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Birmingham for Edinburgh every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 395 km distance in an average of 9 h 44 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 9 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 10 h 10 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
11:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h30 20:30Edinburgh
0 changes
£251One-way
2nd Fastest
22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£231One-way
23:00Birmingham, Coach Station9h40 08:40Edinburgh
1 changes
£371One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£211One-way
09:00Birmingham, Coach Station10h10 19:10Edinburgh
1 changes
£431One-way

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Coach Information from Birmingham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance244 miles (394 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£23 (€26)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh cover the 244 miles (394 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £21, but the average price of coach tickets is £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies

National Express Birmingham – Edinburgh

Travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh from £21 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Birmingham - Edinburgh coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Birmingham and Edinburgh are the following:

    • 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.

    Coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh

    Passengers wishing to travel the 300-mile route from Birmingham to Edinburgh can find services readily available through National Express. With four direct departures per day, with another two indirect services via Leeds or Glasgow, passengers can find themselves in the Scottish capital in as little as seven hours 45 minutes.

    Which coach companies travel from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

    Coach services, whether direct or indirect, are provided solely by National Express. National Express offers the largest scheduled national coach network in the UK. Whilst onboard, passengers can utilise the WiFi and power sockets for personal items from the comfort of their chair. Passengers can bring two pieces of luggage with them, which can be stored in the hold.

    How long is the coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

    The fastest service is the lunchtime departure, which arrives in Edinburgh in only seven hours 45 minutes. Services travelling through the night can take as long as 10 hours 15 minutes. Journey times vary significantly, so passengers must be sure to check they are on the best route for their needs. It is worth noting that sometimes an indirect service is quicker than a direct service.

    How many coaches are there from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

    On any given day, passengers can expect to choose from four direct departures. There is a mid-morning departure, one in the early evening and two late at night, travelling overnight. A further two indirect services are available with transfers at either Glasgow or Leeds. In some cases, an indirect service via Glasgow is the faster option.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

    Departure station: Passengers travelling from Birmingham to Edinburgh will depart from Birmingham Coach Station. Located near the famous Bull Ring, the station is within walking distance from both Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street stations. Station facilities include a coffee shop, charging points, parking, dining options and comfortable waiting facilities.

    Arrival station:All coaches arrive at Edinburgh Elder Street Station. Located right next to the high-end shopping area Multrees Walk, the station is also within easy reach of St Andrews Square tram stop with access across the city and direct routes to the airport. Within the station, passengers will find ATMs, cycle racks, vending machines, toilets and left luggage facilities.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coach tickets between Birmingham and Edinburgh cost?
    Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh to cost as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
    If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Birmingham to Edinburgh coach prices are on average £23  one way.
    What is the distance from Birmingham to Edinburgh via coach?
    The Birmingham to Edinburgh coach distance is approximately 244 miles (394 km).
    What is the average Birmingham to Edinburgh coach duration?
    On average the Birmingham to Edinburgh coach time is 9 h 30 min  covering the 244 miles (394 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    When travelling by coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh, which coach station in Birmingham do I depart from and which coach station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

    Some of the Birmingham coach stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Where is the coach station in Birmingham to go to Edinburgh? Where is the coach station in Edinburgh located?

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

    Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh, Elder Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

    What coach companies offer a service from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
    If you're looking for coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh, you can rely on National Express to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Birmingham to Edinburgh route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct coaches between Birmingham and Edinburgh?
    Yes, you can search for direct coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh on Omio with National Express, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your coach ticket.
    What time is the earliest coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh? What time is the last coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?
    The first Birmingham to Edinburgh coach departs at 06: 30   and the last coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaves at 22: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Edinburgh coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How early should I buy Birmingham to Edinburgh coach tickets to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy coach tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £23 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your coach ticket from Birmingham to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

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