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Overview: Coach from Manchester to Edinburgh

distanceDistance174 miles (281 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 45 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£20 (€23)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh cover the 174 miles (281 km) long route 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 route costs around £20, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies: National Express Manchester to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh from Manchester from £15 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey 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 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: £19

Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets between Manchester and Edinburgh due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 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.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap coach from Manchester to Edinburgh cost?

You can find a cheap coach from Manchester to Edinburgh for some dates and times for as low as £15  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a coach ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh?

If you’re looking to purchase your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Edinburgh coach price to come in at an average of £20  one way.

What is the distance from Manchester to Edinburgh via coach?

You should expect to travel around 174 miles (281 km)  between Manchester and Edinburgh by coach.

How long is the coach to Edinburgh from Manchester?

The Manchester to Edinburgh coach duration is on average 6 h 45 min, which is to be expected when travelling 174 miles (281 km) from Manchester to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What station does the Manchester to Edinburgh coach leave from? Which Edinburgh coach station do I come into from Manchester?

When departing from Manchester, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in coach stations like Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

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

Where is the departure coach station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival coach station in Edinburgh located?

The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival coach station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

What coach companies offer a service from Manchester to Edinburgh?

When taking a coach from Manchester to Edinburgh, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service to Edinburgh from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

Are there any Manchester to Edinburgh direct coach services?

Yes, there are direct coaches between Manchester and Edinburgh, and you can find a direct coach for this trip with National Express  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your coach ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

When can I take the first coach from Manchester to Edinburgh? When can I take the last coach for the day?

The earliest coach departing from Manchester to Edinburgh leaves at 10: 30. The last coach departing from Manchester to Edinburgh leaves at 23: 10. You can find the latest Manchester to Edinburgh coach times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I book Manchester to Edinburgh coach tickets to get the best deals?

You can find a coach from Manchester to Edinburgh to cost on average £20 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 Manchester to Edinburgh coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.