Manchester to Edinburgh coach

Cheap bus tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Cheapest

£12

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.

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15:10Manchester5h35 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£121One-way
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14:30Manchester, Airport6h15 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£121One-way
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station6h45 17:15Edinburgh
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£211One-way
11:00Manchester, Coach Station7h55 18:55Edinburgh
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£271One-way
01:35Manchester, Coach Station7h05 08:40Edinburgh
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£411One-way

Bus Timetable Manchester to Edinburgh

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01:35Manchester, Coach Station7h05 08:40Edinburgh
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10:30Manchester, Coach Station6h45 17:15Edinburgh
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11:00Manchester, Coach Station7h55 18:55Edinburgh
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14:30Manchester, Airport6h15 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:10Manchester5h35 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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Bus times from Manchester to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 30 Jun

Fastest Journey

5 h 35 m

Average

6 h 43 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

282 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Manchester for Edinburgh every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
15:10Manchester5h35 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
£121One-way
2nd Fastest
14:30Manchester, Airport6h15 20:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
0 changes
£121One-way
10:30Manchester, Coach Station6h45 17:15Edinburgh
0 changes
£211One-way
01:35Manchester, Coach Station7h05 08:40Edinburgh
1 change
£411One-way
11:00Manchester, Coach Station7h55 18:55Edinburgh
1 change
£271One-way

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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage coach duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£15 (€17)
frequencyCoach frequency2 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesNational Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus

Coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 174 miles (281 km) long route taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £15, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies: National Express and FlixBus Manchester to Edinburgh

Buy your official National Express and FlixBus coach tickets to Edinburgh from Manchester from £11 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

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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 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.

  • Average Price: £21

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Coaches 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.

    Which coach companies travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?

    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.

    How long is the coach from Manchester to Edinburgh?

    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.

    How many coaches are there from Manchester to Edinburgh?

    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.

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

    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.

    Travel Tips: Coach to Edinburgh from Manchester

    Take the bus to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Edinburgh for as little as £11  in the next 7 days.
    The Manchester to Edinburgh coach ticket price is on average £15  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Manchester and Edinburgh via coach to be approximately 174 miles (281 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Manchester to Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Manchester to Edinburgh is on average 5 h 35 min.

    When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. When you arrive in Edinburgh, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh, York Place (Stop YJ).

    Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to this coach station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh, Elder Street and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (882 m) from the coach station to the city centre in Edinburgh.

    Take the Manchester to Edinburgh coach with National Express, Flixbus, Infobus or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the trip between Manchester and Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    The average number of coaches departing Manchester for Edinburgh is 2 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first coach from Manchester to Edinburgh at 09: 30   or take the last coach from Manchester to Edinburgh leaving at 22: 10. Look for the latest Manchester Edinburgh coach times on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
    If you buy a coach ticket between Manchester and Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets between Manchester and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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