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Edinburgh to Manchester coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£23.23
Shortest Duration6h 45m
Trips per day3
coach carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from Edinburgh to Manchester were £31.70.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the coach ride from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The distance between Edinburgh and Manchester is approximately 175.05 miles, or 281.64 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 7 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 45 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 Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by coach is at 00:00 on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 00:00 on Sunday 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 Manchester?

On average there are 3 coach trips per day. National Express has the most options for departures from Edinburgh to Manchester, with an average of 3 trips per day and 3 monthly trips. One coach carrier currently travels from Edinburgh to Manchester. Of the 3 trips there are 0 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester start at £21.67.

1 carriers offer Edinburgh to Manchester coach trips

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to Manchester from £23.23. There are 3 National Express schedules from Edinburgh to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay £31.70 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to Manchester from Bus Station and 1 other station. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Broadway and 1 other station.

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to Manchester takes 7 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 6 hours and 45 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay £31.70 for a weekend getaway to Manchester.

Avg. Time
7h 55m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
  • Queensferry Rd
Coaches arrive in Manchester at 2 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Edinburgh:
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station

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