The cheapest buses from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Cheapest

£13

Average

£22

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 £ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 13.

Cheapest
23:00London9h15 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£131One-way
2nd Cheapest
22:25London8h55 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
2nd Cheapest
22:00London9h20 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
09:30London9h30 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£221One-way
09:55London9h05 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£221One-way

Timetable London to Edinburgh

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wed, 22 Sep
08:30London10h40 19:10Edinburgh
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09:30London9h30 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:55London9h05 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:00London9h20 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:25London8h55 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:30London9h10 07:40Edinburgh
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23:00London9h15 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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23:30London17h45 17:15Edinburgh
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29 Sep
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30 Sep
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1 Oct
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Thu
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£49London North Eastern Railway
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£69London North Eastern Railway
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£34easyJet

The fastest buses from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 22 Sep

Fastest Journey

8 h 55 m

Average

10 h 27 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

534 km

Of the 8 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 10 h 27 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 55 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.

Fastest
22:25London8h55 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
2nd Fastest
09:55London9h05 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£221One-way
22:30London9h10 07:40Edinburgh
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£241One-way
23:00London9h15 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£131One-way
22:00London9h20 07:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way

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Coach Information from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage coach duration8 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€14)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland

Coaches from London to Edinburgh cover the 330 miles (533 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £11, but the average price of coach tickets is £12. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

National Express

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 from London to Edinburgh and when travelling by coach:

    • 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.

    Coaches from London to Edinburgh

    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.

    Which coach companies travel from London to Edinburgh?

    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.

    How long is the coach from London to Edinburgh?

    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.

    How many coaches are there from London to Edinburgh?

    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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from London to Edinburgh?

    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.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap coach between London and Edinburgh cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach between London and Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £11  one way.
    How much does the coach from London to Edinburgh cost on average?
    The London to Edinburgh coach ticket price is on average £12  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
    How far is it from London to Edinburgh by coach?
    The distance from London to Edinburgh by coach is approximately 330 miles (533 km).
    How long does it take from London to Edinburgh by coach?
    While the time it takes to travel 330 miles (533 km) between London and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from London to Edinburgh is on average 8 h 55 min.
    When travelling by coach from London to Edinburgh, which coach station in London do I depart from and which coach station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

    Omio customers book a coach from London Victoria   to Edinburgh, Elder Street   most frequently for this route.

    Where do I find the London coach station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh coach station?

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Edinburgh, Elder Street, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

    What coach companies go from London to Edinburgh?
    When taking a coach from London to Edinburgh, you can count on National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Edinburgh from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.
    Are there any direct coaches between London and Edinburgh?
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from London to Edinburgh, consider travelling with National Express or Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    When is the earliest coach from London to Edinburgh? When is the last coach from London to Edinburgh?
    The earliest coach departing from London to Edinburgh leaves at 21: 00. The last coach departing from London to Edinburgh leaves at 22: 00. You can find the latest London to Edinburgh coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy a coach ticket between London and Edinburgh to get the best deals?
    You can find a coach from London to Edinburgh to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the London to Edinburgh coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Edinburgh
    London
    Amenities
    London Liverpool Street Stn
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City