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 Edinburgh to Manchester will cost around £ 34 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 23.
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6 h 35 m
7 h 32 m
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Of the 4 buses that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 282 km distance in an average of 7 h 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 8 h 20 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||174 miles (281 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£26 (€30)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles (281 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £26, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £23. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
Find the best coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester with Omio's travel partners National Express from £23. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach between Edinburgh and Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Edinburgh and Manchester:
Manchester is an imposing and buzzing city with a wealth of Victorian architecture and some striking modern developments. It is renowned for its diverse cultural scene, the bohemian Northern Quarter and 2 very successful football teams.
National Express offers 5 bus services between the Scottish capital and Manchester seven days a week.
The average journey time is 6 hours and 35 minutes. However, journeys the require a change in Leeds can take up to 8 hours and 15 minutes.
Not all buses from Edinburgh to Manchester are direct. Some connections require a change in Glasgow or Leeds. So make sure to check before purchasing.
The earliest bus leaves Edinburgh at 9:00 a.m, with the last departure at 9:30 p.m.
All buses from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. The bus station is located in the city centre, between George Street and Queen Street, adjacent to the St James shopping mall. Edinburgh Waverley train station is a 5 minute walk away. The bus station is well-served by city bus routes and the tram link to the airport. There is a taxi rank outside on North St. Andrew's Street. Night buses around Edinburgh depart from nearby Waverley Bridge.
Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester arrive at the central bus station close to Piccadilly railway station and the Piccadilly Gardens interchange, where bus and tram routes serve all areas of the city.
Some of the Edinburgh coach stations to Manchester you can start your journey from include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Manchester include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arriving in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Manchester.
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