You can get from Edinburgh to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Manchester on 20 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£33 - £206|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £33 • 6 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £49 • 3 h 3 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast|
Travel 174 miles (281 km) by coach, flight or train from Edinburgh to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £33. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Edinburgh to Manchester.
There are 3 ways to get from Edinburgh to Manchester: coach, flight or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester, which costs on average £33.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Manchester:
A coach is generally £173 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £206 from Edinburgh to Manchester.
A coach is generally £16 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £49 from Edinburgh to Manchester.
The fastest way from Edinburgh to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 3 min.
Other travel options from Edinburgh to Manchester can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 35 min.
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The distance between Edinburgh and Manchester is around 174 miles (281 km).
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Edinburgh to Manchester as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Manchester:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available to Manchester from Edinburgh with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester.
When planning your trip between Edinburgh and Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Manchester from Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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