Cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Cheapest

£11

Average

£26

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.

Cheapest
23:00London9h15 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£111One-way
22:25London8h35 07:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
22:00London9h00 07:00Edinburgh, 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

Bus Timetable London to Edinburgh

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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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22:00London9h00 07:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:25London8h35 07:00Edinburgh, 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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23:30London17h45 17:15Edinburgh
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Sun
23 Jan
£82Avanti West Coast
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Mon
24 Jan
£69London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
£59easyJet
Tue
25 Jan
£102London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
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Wed
26 Jan
£69London North Eastern Railway
£17Megabus
£39easyJet
Thu
27 Jan
£102London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
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Fri
28 Jan
£76London North Eastern Railway
£10Flixbus
£58easyJet
Sat
29 Jan
£64London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
£45easyJet
Sun
30 Jan
£59London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
£36easyJet
Mon
31 Jan
£64London North Eastern Railway
£10Flixbus
£39easyJet
Tue
1 Feb
£64London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
£33easyJet
Wed
2 Feb
£59London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
£33easyJet
Thu
3 Feb
£64London North Eastern Railway
£10Flixbus
£40easyJet
Fri
4 Feb
£76London North Eastern Railway
£10Flixbus
£88easyJet
Sat
5 Feb
£59London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
£31easyJet
Sun
6 Feb
£59London North Eastern Railway
£12Megabus
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Mon
7 Feb
£39London North Eastern Railway
£11Flixbus
£29easyJet
Tue
8 Feb
£49London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
£29easyJet
Wed
9 Feb
£49London North Eastern Railway
£13National Express
£30easyJet
Thu
10 Feb
£54London North Eastern Railway
£10Flixbus
£37easyJet
Fri
11 Feb
£76London North Eastern Railway
£11Megabus
£67easyJet

Bus times from London to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Fastest Journey

8 h 35 m

Average

11 h 11 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

534 km

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.

Fastest
22:25London8h35 07:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
2nd Fastest
22:00London9h00 07:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£171One-way
09:55London9h05 19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£221One-way
22:30London9h10 07:40Edinburgh
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£231One-way
23:00London9h15 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£111One-way

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Overview: Coach from London to Edinburgh

distanceDistance330 miles (533 km)
durationAverage coach duration8 h 35 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 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.

Coach companies: National Express London to Edinburgh

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

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.

  • Average Price: £13

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:

  • 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 do cheap coach tickets to Edinburgh from London cost?

Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Edinburgh from London for as low as £10  for the next 7 days.

How much is a coach ticket from London to Edinburgh?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket between London and Edinburgh is £12  one way.

What is the distance to Edinburgh from London via coach?

The coach distance from London to Edinburgh is around 330 miles (533 km).

What is the average London to Edinburgh coach duration?

The London to Edinburgh coach duration is on average 8 h 35 min, which is to be expected when travelling 330 miles (533 km) from London to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Which coach station from London to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh coach station from London do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

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 1.2 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.

What coach companies offer a service to Edinburgh from London?

For the best London to Edinburgh coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Megabus, Infobus or Eurolines Switzerland. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services to Edinburgh from London to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct coaches between London and Edinburgh?

Yes, you can look for direct coaches from London to Edinburgh with Flixbus, 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.

What are the first and last departure coach times from London to Edinburgh?

The earliest coach departing from London to Edinburgh leaves at 08: 30. The last coach departing from London to Edinburgh leaves at 23: 30. You can find the latest London to Edinburgh coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book coach tickets between London and Edinburgh for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy coach tickets from London to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £12 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your coach ticket from London to Edinburgh a few months in advance.