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 London to Edinburgh will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 11.
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8 h 35 m
11 h 11 m
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Of the 9 buses that leave London for Edinburgh every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 534 km distance in an average of 11 h 11 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 17 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.
|Distance||330 miles (533 km)|
|Average coach duration||8 h 35 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£12 (€14)|
|Coach companies||National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland|
Coaches from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Travel from London to Edinburgh from £10 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.
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 London - 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.
National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between London and Edinburgh and when travelling by coach:
Coaches connecting London and Edinburgh depart throughout the day, 7 days of the week. They take between around 10 and 16 hours to make the journey. Most services require at least one change.
National Express runs the coach route from London to Edinburgh. On trips that require passengers to change services, National Express operates all legs of the journey.
Coaches between London and Edinburgh take up to around 16 hours to complete the journey, depending on departure time and whether or not the service incorporates any changes. The shortest trips, taking around 10 hours, are the direct services.
Passengers wanting to travel to Edinburgh from London by coach have a choice of up to 20 coaches per day. Services are spaced out throughout the day, with the first leaving early in the morning. The last service of the day departs in the late evening, arriving in Edinburgh the following morning. The majority of services require at least one change, usually at Birmingham. Some also incorporate an additional change at Glasgow. However, one or two services every day run directly between London and Edinburgh, and do not require passengers to change coach. These direct services tend to leave London in the early morning and the late evening.
Departure Bus Station: Coaches depart from London Victoria coach station. Located in central London, Victoria coach station is 300 metres from Victoria railway station, which is served by mainline rail links and London Underground's Victoria, District and Circle lines. Local buses stop directly outside Victoria coach station, and the nearest car parking is at the NCP car park on nearby Semley Place. Victoria coach station has a variety of refreshment facilities, waiting rooms and a left luggage office.
Arrival Bus Station: All services terminate at Edinburgh bus station. Situated on Elder Street, in the centre of the city, Edinburgh bus station offers a variety of onward transport options. Local buses serve the station and the Saint Andrew Square tram stop is a short walk away. There are also several nearby public taxi ranks. The bus station itself has cycle racks, vending machines, a convenience shop and left luggage lockers.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre.
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