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Edinburgh to London coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£13.15
Shortest Duration8h 30m
Trips per day5
coach carriers2
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How much does a coach ticket from Edinburgh to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Edinburgh to London were £15.56.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Edinburgh to London is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 25 days out, tickets are on average £22.85 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from Edinburgh to London?

The distance between Edinburgh and London is approximately 331.78 miles, or 533.82 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 10 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by coach from Edinburgh to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to London by coach is at 00:00 on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Tuesday is when the fewest number of coach tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the coach departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What coach companies travel from Edinburgh to London?

On average there are 5 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Edinburgh to London, with an average of 4 trips per day and 30 monthly trips. 2 coach carriers currently travel from Edinburgh to London. Of the 5 trips there are 3 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to London start at £27.20.

2 carriers offer Edinburgh to London coach trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Edinburgh to London from £13.11. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Edinburgh to London and you can expect on average to pay £24.93 for a Megabus ticket to London. In Edinburgh, Megabus departs to London from Bus Station and no other station. In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station and no other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Edinburgh to London takes 9 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay £26.01 for a weekend getaway to London.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 8m
Avg. Price
£24.93

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to London from £13.90. There are 4 National Express schedules from Edinburgh to London and you can expect on average to pay £32.43 for a National Express ticket to London. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to London from Bus Station and 2 other stations. In London, National Express arrives at Victoria Coach Station and no other station.

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to London takes 10 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay £39.51 for a weekend getaway to London.

Toilet
WiFi
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 55m
Avg. Price
£32.43

Plan your next adventure

There are 3 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to London will depart from these stations in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
  • New Charlotte House
  • Queensferry Rd
Coaches from Edinburgh arrive in London at one main station:
  • Victoria Coach Station