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You can get from Edinburgh to Manchester by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Manchester on 4 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||174 miles (281 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£22 - £32|
|Cheapest mode||Train • £22 • 3 h 11 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £22 • 3 h 11 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or First Transpennine Express|
Travel 174 miles (281 km) by coach or train to Manchester from Edinburgh. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Edinburgh to Manchester.
You can travel from Edinburgh to Manchester 2 different ways: coach or train.
The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Manchester is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £22 compared to other travel options to Manchester:
A train is about £10 less than a coach, which costs on average £32 for this journey.
The fastest way to get to Manchester from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 11 min.
There are alternative travel options to Manchester that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Manchester by coach can take on average 6 h 35 min.
The distance from Edinburgh to Manchester is approximately 174 miles (281 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling 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 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 purchase tickets for this journey.
When planning your trip from Edinburgh to 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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