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 £ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 28.
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6 h 35 m
8 h 21 m
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Of the 3 buses that leave Edinburgh for Manchester 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 282 km distance in an average of 8 h 21 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 9 h 15 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||£27 (€31)|
|Coach companies||Megabus, Flixbus or 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 Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £20, but the average price of coach tickets is £27. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
You can travel by coach to Manchester from Edinburgh with FlixBus and National Express for as low as £20. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost coach operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance coach services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
When purchasing your FlixBus coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
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.
There are a few coach stations in Edinburgh to start your journey from including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ). In Manchester you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their coaches from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (659 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester, Coach Station and need to travel around 0.2 miles (343 m) from this coach station to the city centre.
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