You can get from Manchester to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Edinburgh on 23 Sep 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||£19 - £22|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £19 • 6 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £22 • 3 h 3 min|
|Popular travel companies||National Express or First Transpennine Express|
Travel 174 miles (281 km) by coach or train between Manchester and Edinburgh. 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 £19. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Edinburgh.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Edinburgh from Manchester. You can take a coach or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Edinburgh. Tickets for a coach cost on average £19.
This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:
A coach is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £22 for this trip.
The fastest way from Manchester to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 3 min.
Other travel options between Manchester and Edinburgh can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 6 h 45 min.
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 route to Edinburgh from 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 for travellers from Manchester to Edinburgh:
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Before travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Manchester to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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