You can get from Manchester to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Manchester to Edinburgh on 21 Jan 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||£17 - £90|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £17 • 6 h 45 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or First Transpennine Express|
Take a coach or train to travel 174 miles (281 km) from Manchester to Edinburgh. A coach is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Manchester to Edinburgh.
There are 2 ways that you can travel from Manchester to Edinburgh. You can take a coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh, which costs on average £17.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:
A coach journey is usually £73 less than a journey to Edinburgh by train, which costs on average £90 for the same trip.
The fastest way from Manchester to Edinburgh is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h.
Other travel options to Edinburgh from Manchester can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by coach can take on average 6 h 45 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 2 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 174 miles (281 km) from Manchester to Edinburgh.
The average frequency per day from Manchester to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Edinburgh 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:
Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Edinburgh:
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 book tickets for this route.
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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