You can get from Edinburgh to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Manchester on 23 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£21 - £48|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £21 • 6 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £48 • 3 h 11 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or First Transpennine Express|
Take a coach or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Edinburgh to Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Manchester.
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There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Manchester: coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £21.
This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:
A coach is about £27 less than a train, which costs on average £48 for this trip.
The fastest way from Edinburgh to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 11 min.
Other travel options from Edinburgh to Manchester can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 35 min of travel time.
Manchester is approximately 174 miles (281 km) away from Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Manchester is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Edinburgh to Manchester as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester:
Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Manchester:
Yes, there are direct routes from Edinburgh to Manchester with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Manchester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.
When planning your trip to Manchester from Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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