Edinburgh to Manchester bus

Tue, 16 Jul
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Cheap coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Megabus
07:005h20
Edinburgh
12:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£231One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
06:357h15
Edinburgh
13:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£241One-way
0 changes
FlixBus
06:209h10
Edinburgh
15:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£271One-way
1 change
FlixBus
19:506h45
Edinburgh
02:35Manchester
£271One-way
1 change
FlixBus
17:408h55
Edinburgh
02:35Manchester
£271One-way
1 change

Bus timetableEdinburgh to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
FlixBus
06:209h10
Edinburgh
15:30Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
1 change
FlixBus
06:357h15
Edinburgh
13:50Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
07:005h20
Edinburgh
12:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
0 changes
Megabus
07:006h05
Edinburgh
13:05Manchester, Airport
0 changes
National Express
09:556h35
Edinburgh
16:30Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
National Express
10:457h25
Edinburgh
18:10Manchester, Coach Station
1 change
FlixBus
17:408h55
Edinburgh
02:35Manchester
1 change
Megabus
19:456h35
Edinburgh
02:20Manchester, Airport
1 change
Megabus
19:455h55
Edinburgh
01:40Manchester
1 change
FlixBus
19:506h45
Edinburgh
02:35Manchester
1 change

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Bus times from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 20 m

Average

7 h

Buses per day

10

Distance

282 km

Of the 10 buses that leave Edinburgh for Manchester every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Megabus
07:005h20
Edinburgh
12:20Manchester, Shudehill Interchange
£231One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Megabus
19:455h55
Edinburgh
01:40Manchester
£461One-way
1 change
Megabus
07:006h05
Edinburgh
13:05Manchester, Airport
£391One-way
0 changes
Megabus
19:456h35
Edinburgh
02:20Manchester, Airport
£571One-way
1 change
National Express
09:556h35
Edinburgh
16:30Manchester, Coach Station
£351One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Coach from Edinburgh to Manchester

distanceDistance174 miles
durationAverage coach duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£26 (€29)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £10, but the average price of coach tickets is £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.

Coach companies: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus Edinburgh to Manchester

Buy your official Megabus, National Express and FlixBus coach tickets to Manchester from Edinburgh from £10 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

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 Edinburgh - Manchester 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.

Coach information from Edinburgh to Manchester with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 11 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: £31

Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester: Journey Details

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.

 

Which coach companies go from Edinburgh to Manchester?

National Express offers 5 bus services between the Scottish capital and Manchester seven days a week.

How long is the buses from Edinburgh to Manchester?

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.

Are buses from Edinburgh to Manchester direct?

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.

When are the first and last buses of the day from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The earliest bus leaves Edinburgh at 9:00 a.m, with the last departure at 9:30 p.m.

Where do buses from Edinburgh to Manchester depart from and arrive to?

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Manchester coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Edinburgh to Manchester is £26; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by coach from Edinburgh to Manchester is 5 h 20 min   to travel the 174 mile long route, with around there is 1 coach per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 05: 35. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 23: 40.
Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day from Edinburgh to Manchester with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct coaches.
For the journey from Edinburgh to Manchester you can take a coach with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or TransPennine Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh, Bus Station, Ingliston, Edinburgh Airport - Terminal Forecourt (Stop F) and Ingliston, Edinburgh Airport. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your journey in coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and Manchester, Airport.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Edinburgh, Bus Station, which is located around 0.4 miles (687 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Manchester, Coach Station, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach is May.
You have options as you can travel between Edinburgh and Manchester 2 different ways: train or coach.
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