Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£28

Average

£44

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.

National Express
07:20Edinburgh6h35 13:55Manchester
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£281One-way
Flixbus
22:30Edinburgh9h15 07:45Manchester
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£291One-way
Flixbus
21:30Edinburgh9h15 06:45Manchester
0 changes
£751One-way

Bus Timetable Edinburgh to Manchester

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08:20Edinburgh6h35 14:55Manchester, Coach Station
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08:45Edinburgh7h40 16:25Manchester, Coach Station
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Fri
20 May
£57Avanti West Coast
£28National Express
Sat
21 May
£95Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Sun
22 May
£133Cross Country
£33Flixbus
Mon
23 May
£41Avanti West Coast
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Tue
24 May
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£23National Express
Wed
25 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£20Flixbus
Thu
26 May
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£19Flixbus
Fri
27 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£22Flixbus
Sat
28 May
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£21National Express
Sun
29 May
£134London North Eastern Railway
£19Flixbus
Mon
30 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£25National Express
Tue
31 May
£41Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£16Avanti West Coast
£17National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£63Transpennine Express
£23National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£34Avanti West Coast
£19National Express
Sat
4 Jun
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£40Flixbus
Sun
5 Jun
£52Avanti West Coast
£31Flixbus
Mon
6 Jun
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£21National Express
Tue
7 Jun
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£15Flixbus
Wed
8 Jun
£30Avanti West Coast
£15Flixbus

Bus times from Edinburgh to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

6 h 35 m

Average

8 h 21 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

282 km

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.

National Express
07:20Edinburgh6h35 13:55Manchester
0 changes
£281One-way
Flixbus
22:30Edinburgh9h15 07:45Manchester
0 changes
£291One-way
Flixbus
21:30Edinburgh9h15 06:45Manchester
0 changes
£751One-way

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Overview: Coach from Edinburgh to Manchester

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£27 (€31)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus, 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.

Coach companies: FlixBus and National Express Edinburgh to Manchester

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
National Express

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.

  • Average Price: £20

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:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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 cost of cheap coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester?

You can find a cheap coach from Edinburgh to Manchester for some dates and times for as low as £20  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester on average?

If you’re looking to buy your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Manchester coach price to come in at an average of £27  one way.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Manchester via coach?

You should expect to travel around 174 miles (281 km)  between Edinburgh and Manchester by coach.

How long does it take from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach?

The Edinburgh to Manchester coach duration is on average 6 h 35 min, which is to be expected when travelling 174 miles (281 km) between Edinburgh and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When travelling by coach from Edinburgh to Manchester, which coach station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which coach station in Manchester do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the Edinburgh coach station located? Where is the Manchester coach station located?

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.

Which coach companies can take me between Edinburgh and Manchester?

For the journey from Edinburgh to Manchester you can take a coach with Megabus, Flixbus or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Manchester from Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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 book 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 for this route departs from Edinburgh at 07: 20. The last coach leaves from Edinburgh at 22: 30. Check Omio for the latest coach timetable from Edinburgh to Manchester and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy Edinburgh Manchester coach tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester is on average £27 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester available a few months in advance.