The cheapest buses from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 18 Sep

Cheapest

£16

Average

£29

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 Leeds to Edinburgh will cost around £ 29 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.

Cheapest
02:55Leeds, Coach Station5h10 08:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£161One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:15Leeds, Coach Station5h05 20:20Edinburgh
0 changes
£181One-way
07:30Leeds, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
1 changes
£291One-way
07:30Leeds, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
1 changes
£291One-way
14:00Leeds5h00 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
£301One-way

Timetable Leeds to Edinburgh

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02:40Leeds4h40 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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02:55Leeds, Coach Station5h10 08:05Edinburgh
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07:30Leeds, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
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07:30Leeds, Coach Station9h45 17:15Edinburgh
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13:35Leeds, Coach Station5h35 19:10Edinburgh
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14:00Leeds5h00 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
15:15Leeds, Coach Station5h05 20:20Edinburgh
0 changes
23:20Leeds, Coach Station9h20 08:40Edinburgh
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Fri
17 Sep
£66Cross Country
£40National Express
Sat
18 Sep
£127First Transpennine Express
£16National Express
Sun
19 Sep
£35London North Eastern Railway
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Mon
20 Sep
£20First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Tue
21 Sep
£36First Transpennine Express
£13National Express
Wed
22 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Thu
23 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
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Fri
24 Sep
£57London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
Sat
25 Sep
£20First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Sun
26 Sep
£27London North Eastern Railway
£15National Express
Mon
27 Sep
£43London North Eastern Railway
£27Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Wed
29 Sep
£30First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Thu
30 Sep
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Fri
1 Oct
Find prices
£13National Express
Sat
2 Oct
£57London North Eastern Railway
£12National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£24London North Eastern Railway
£10National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£12National Express
Tue
5 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£20First Transpennine Express
£27Megabus
Thu
7 Oct
£34First Transpennine Express
£10National Express

The fastest buses from Leeds to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 18 Sep

Fastest Journey

4 h 40 m

Average

6 h 47 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

262 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Leeds for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 262 km distance in an average of 6 h 47 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 9 h 45 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
02:40Leeds4h40 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
£331One-way
2nd Fastest
14:00Leeds5h00 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
£301One-way
15:15Leeds, Coach Station5h05 20:20Edinburgh
0 changes
£181One-way
02:55Leeds, Coach Station5h10 08:05Edinburgh
0 changes
£161One-way
13:35Leeds, Coach Station5h35 19:10Edinburgh
0 changes
£361One-way

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Coach Information from Leeds to Edinburgh

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Leeds to Edinburgh cover the 162 miles (261 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £17, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

National Express

Travel hassle-free from Leeds to Edinburgh 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 route between Leeds and Edinburgh. 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 162 miles (261 km) between Leeds and Edinburgh on the coach and pay as low as £10 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 Leeds - Edinburgh 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 Leeds and Edinburgh on Omio today and enjoy your route!

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from Leeds to Edinburgh:

  • 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 Leeds to Edinburgh

Buses offer a fast and comfortable way to travel the 262 kilometres between Leeds and Edinburgh with National Express operating five daily coach services. Three of the services are direct and the other two require a change of coach at Manchester. Travel time ranges from 5 hours and 10 minutes to 9 hours and 35 minutes. The first departure of the day leaves at 2:55 a.m. and the last sets off at 10:00 p.m.

Departure and arrival stations for buses from Leeds to Edinburgh?

Departure Station: Buses to Edinburgh depart from Leeds Coach Station located next to Leeds Bus Station behind Kirkgate Market on Dyer Street. As the city's main hub for all bus and coach transport, it offers easy access from anywhere in Leeds or beyond on buses operated through MetroLine.

Arrival Station: Buses from Leeds arrive at Edinburgh Coach Station which is centrally located on St. Andrew's Square near the main shopping strip of Princes Street. Passengers can take Edinburgh Trams from St Andrew Square, and it's a short walk to Waverley Train Station and Waverley Bridge.

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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches to Edinburgh from Leeds cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Leeds to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £10  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a coach ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh is £17  one way.
What is the distance by coach from Leeds to Edinburgh?
The distance from Leeds to Edinburgh by coach is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How long does it take from Leeds to Edinburgh by coach?
On average the coach from Leeds to Edinburgh duration is 5 h 10 min  for the 162 miles (261 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by coach from Leeds to Edinburgh, which coach station in Leeds do I depart from and which coach station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

When taking the coach to Edinburgh from Leeds, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Leeds, Kirgate Coach Stop, Leeds, York Street and Leeds, Coach Station. Your route can end in coach stations such as Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

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

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this trip, Leeds Railway Station, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Leeds. The most popular arrival coach station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Leeds to Edinburgh?
Take the Leeds to Edinburgh coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey from Leeds to Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I purchase a direct coach from Leeds to Edinburgh?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Leeds to Edinburgh with National Express or Megabus  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 route.
When is the earliest coach from Leeds to Edinburgh? When is the last coach from Leeds to Edinburgh?
You can take the first coach from Leeds to Edinburgh at 13: 00   or take the last coach from Leeds to Edinburgh leaving at 22: 20. Look for the latest Leeds Edinburgh coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this trip.
When should I purchase Leeds Edinburgh coach tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Leeds to Edinburgh is on average £17 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 journey. In general, you can find coach tickets to Edinburgh from Leeds available a few months in advance.
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