Birmingham to Edinburgh coach

Cheap bus tickets from Birmingham to Edinburgh

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Cheapest

£31

Average

£42

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.

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22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
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£311One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h50 17:20Edinburgh
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£341One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
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£591One-way

Bus Timetable Birmingham to Edinburgh

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07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h50 17:20Edinburgh
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22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
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Bus times from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 11 Aug

Fastest Journey

9 h 35 m

Average

9 h 43 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

395 km

Of the 3 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.

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22:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h35 08:05Edinburgh
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£311One-way
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07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
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£591One-way
07:30Birmingham, Coach Station9h50 17:20Edinburgh
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£341One-way

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Overview: Coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance244 miles
durationAverage coach duration9 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£35 (€40)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus or National Express

Coaches from Birmingham to Edinburgh cover the 244 miles long journey taking on average 9 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or National Express. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £22, but the average price of coach tickets is £35. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express Birmingham to Edinburgh

You can travel by coach between Birmingham and Edinburgh with FlixBus and National Express for as low as £22. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

FlixBus
National Express

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

  • Average Price: £22

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.

Birmingham to Edinburgh coach information with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 35 min
  • Average Price: £27
  • National Express frequency: 1 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Coach to Edinburgh from Birmingham

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FAQs
You can find a cheap coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £22  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Edinburgh coach to cost on average £35  one way.
You should expect to travel around 244 miles  from Birmingham to Edinburgh by coach.
While the time it takes to travel 244 miles between Birmingham and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Birmingham to Edinburgh is on average 9 h 35 min.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Birmingham New Street, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre of Birmingham. The most popular arrival coach station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located around 0.6 miles (882 m) away from its city centre.

For the best Birmingham to Edinburgh coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Birmingham to Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day from Birmingham to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a direct coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh, consider travelling with National Express. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
On average, there is 1 coach a day from Birmingham to Edinburgh. The coach times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh at 06: 30   or take the last coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh leaving at 22: 55. Look for the latest Birmingham Edinburgh coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
If you purchase a coach ticket between Birmingham and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £35 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Edinburgh from Birmingham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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