You can get from Manchester to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Edinburgh on 29 Jun 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, ferry or train|
|Fastest mode||Train • £117 • 3 h 6 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Transpennine Express|
Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) between Manchester and Edinburgh. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Manchester to Edinburgh.
You can travel to Edinburgh from Manchester 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.
A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh, which costs on average £1.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:
A ferry journey is usually £35 less than a journey to Edinburgh by coach, which costs on average £35 for the same trip.
A ferry is about £2 less than a flight, which costs on average £2 for this route.
A ferry journey is usually £117 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £117 for the same trip.
The fastest way from Manchester to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 6 min.
Other travel options from Manchester to Edinburgh can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 50 min on average.
In comparison, travelling by flight can take you on average 3 h 25 min.
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The Manchester to Edinburgh distance is approximately 174 miles (281 km).
The average frequency per day from Manchester to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Edinburgh:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh 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 between Manchester and Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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