Timetable Edinburgh to Manchester

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08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
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20:35Edinburgh7h25 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
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The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Manchester

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Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

7 h 26 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

282 km

Of the 3 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 26 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
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£211One-way
2nd Fastest
20:35Edinburgh7h25 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£331One-way
10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£431One-way

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Tue
3 Aug
£51Avanti West Coast
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Wed
4 Aug
£51Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Thu
5 Aug
£25Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
Fri
6 Aug
£56Avanti West Coast
£32National Express
Sat
7 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sun
8 Aug
£93First Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Mon
9 Aug
£47Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Tue
10 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Wed
11 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Thu
12 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Fri
13 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£22National Express
Sat
14 Aug
£51Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
Sun
15 Aug
£93First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
Mon
16 Aug
£40Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Tue
17 Aug
£25Avanti West Coast
£18National Express
Wed
18 Aug
£38First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
Thu
19 Aug
£34First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
Fri
20 Aug
£47Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
Sat
21 Aug
£27Avanti West Coast
£16National Express
Sun
22 Aug
£62First Transpennine Express
£14National Express
Mon
23 Aug
£25Avanti West Coast
£14National Express

The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 4 Aug

Cheapest

£21

Average

£33

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 £ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

Cheapest
08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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£211One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:35Edinburgh7h25 04:00Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£341One-way
10:45Edinburgh8h20 19:05Manchester, Coach Station
1 changes
£441One-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£22 (€25)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester cover the 174 miles (281 km) long route taking on average 6 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of coach tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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National Express between Edinburgh and Manchester

Travel between Edinburgh and Manchester from £17 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

Travel hassle-free between Edinburgh and Manchester on a coach with National Express! Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest journey from Edinburgh to Manchester. National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Edinburgh to Manchester on the coach and pay as low as £17 for a coach ticket.

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. So, book your cheap National Express coach ticket between Edinburgh and Manchester on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by 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
What is the price of the cheapest coach between Edinburgh and Manchester?
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 £17  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester?
The Edinburgh to Manchester coach ticket price is on average £22  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach?
The distance from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach is approximately 174 miles (281 km).
How long is the coach to Manchester from Edinburgh?
While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (281 km) between Edinburgh and Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Edinburgh to Manchester is on average 6 h 35 min.
What is the departure coach station in Edinburgh and arrival coach station in Manchester?

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? Where is the coach station in Manchester?

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 to Manchester from Edinburgh?
For the best Edinburgh to Manchester coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Manchester from Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct coach between Edinburgh and Manchester?
Yes, there are direct coaches per day from Edinburgh to Manchester. You can look to travel with National Express  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
When does the first coach depart from Edinburgh to Manchester? When does the last coach depart from Edinburgh to Manchester?
The first coach from Edinburgh to Manchester leaves at 07: 20   and the last coach for this leaves at 09: 45. Omio shows you the latest coach from Edinburgh to Manchester timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I book coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester to score the best deals?
If you book a coach ticket to Manchester from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £22 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets to Manchester from Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.