The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£23

Average

£34

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.

Cheapest
08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
£231One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:25Edinburgh7h35 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£331One-way
08:45Edinburgh7h40 16:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£401One-way
10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£401One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing buses for tomorrow, Sat, 23 Oct
08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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08:45Edinburgh7h40 16:25Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
20:25Edinburgh7h35 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes

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Fri
22 Oct
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£40National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£92First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£92First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£49First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£44First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£39Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£44First Transpennine Express
£27National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£92First Transpennine Express
£28National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£47Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£53Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£39Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£39Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£39Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£39Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£46Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
Sat
6 Nov
£26Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Sun
7 Nov
£53Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
Mon
8 Nov
£25Avanti West Coast
£14National Express
Tue
9 Nov
£25Avanti West Coast
£12National Express
Wed
10 Nov
£25Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
Thu
11 Nov
£25Avanti West Coast
£12National Express

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

7 h 32 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

282 km

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.

Fastest
08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
0 changes
£231One-way
2nd Fastest
20:25Edinburgh7h35 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£331One-way
08:45Edinburgh7h40 16:25Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£401One-way
10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£401One-way

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Coach Information to Manchester from Edinburgh

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£26 (€30)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational 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.

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National Express coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester

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

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.

  • Average Price: £23

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Edinburgh and Manchester:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

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.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Manchester from Edinburgh cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Manchester from Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £23  one way.
What is the average cost of a coach from Edinburgh to Manchester?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between Edinburgh and Manchester is £26  one way.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach?
The coach distance from Edinburgh to Manchester is around 174 miles (281 km).
How long is the coach between Edinburgh and Manchester?
The coach time to Manchester from Edinburgh is on average 6 h 35 min  for the 174 miles (281 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Edinburgh and Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which coach station in Edinburgh goes to Manchester? Which coach station do I come into Manchester from Edinburgh?

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.

Where is the coach station in Edinburgh to go to Manchester? Where is the coach station in Manchester located?

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.

Which coach companies can take me from Edinburgh to Manchester?
When taking a coach from Edinburgh to Manchester, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Manchester from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
Are there any Edinburgh to Manchester direct coaches?
Yes, you can find a direct coach from Edinburgh to Manchester with National Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When can I take the first coach from Edinburgh to Manchester? When can I take the last coach for the day?
The earliest coach departing from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 07: 20. The last coach departing from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 20: 35. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Manchester coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Edinburgh to Manchester coach tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase coach tickets to Manchester from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester a few months in advance.

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