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.
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9 h 30 m
9 h 44 m
Buses per day
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.
|Distance||244 miles (394 km)|
|Average coach duration||9 h 30 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£23 (€26)|
|Coach companies||National 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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