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 Manchester to Edinburgh will cost around £ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.
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Of the 4 buses that leave Manchester for Edinburgh every day 1 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 7 h 12 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h 45 m .
The slowest buses will take 7 h 40 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||174 miles (281 km)|
|Average coach duration||6 h 45 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£20 (€23)|
|Coach companies||National Express|
Coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 174 miles (281 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 45 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £20, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
Travel from Manchester to Edinburgh from £18 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.
Travel hassle-free between Manchester and 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 trip between Manchester 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 174 miles (281 km) between Manchester and Edinburgh on the coach and pay as low as £18 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 Manchester - 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 from Manchester to Edinburgh on Omio today and enjoy your route!
These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach from Manchester to Edinburgh:
Each day, four coaches leave Manchester heading to the Scottish capital. Of these, two are direct, while the others involve a change at Leeds Coach Station. Services continue through the weekend, with journey times ranging from six hours 20 minutes to eight hours 15 minutes. Whenever passengers decide to travel, there are options readily available, all week long.
National Express is the sole provider of coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh. Across their fleet, National Express offers every passenger free WiFi, charging sockets, comfortable seating and the option to bring two 20kg pieces of luggage to be stored in the hold, as well as their hand luggage.
Coach times vary, taking into consideration whether the journey is direct or not, wait time at transfer stations, and traffic congestion during peak travel time. The shortest journey leaves Manchester in the early hours of the morning, not long after 1:00 a.m., arriving in Edinburgh six hours 20 minutes later. The longest journey is the indirect route, leaving Manchester at 11:30 a.m. with an almost two-hour wait at Leeds Coach Station.
Each day, there are four departures from Manchester heading to Edinburgh Elder Street. Of these, half are direct, while the other half involve a transfer at Leeds Coach Station. The schedule remains the same, seven days a week. Departures are usually grouped as two around lunchtime and the remaining two either side of midnight.
Departure bus station: Passengers will join the service at Manchester Coach Station, found directly in the heart of Manchester. The station is a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, which is the busiest of the five train stations in the city. To reach the coach stop, passengers can make use of the extensive bus or tram network that runs across Manchester.
Arrival bus station: Coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh complete their journey at Edinburgh Elder Street. The centrally located station is a short walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station, where passengers can organise onward travel. The location is convenient for those wishing to visit Edinburgh's tourist attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle or the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, both of which are within walking distance.
Some of the Manchester coach stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Manchester.
The most popular arrival coach station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Edinburgh.
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