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Manchester to Edinburgh bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||6h 54m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Manchester to Edinburgh right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €31.93 was the low point for bus fares from Manchester to Edinburgh. Buses from Edinburgh to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €31.93 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 175 miles (282 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Edinburgh, EDH. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 54 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?
The first bus leaves at 12:00 and the last bus leaves at 12:00. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to Edinburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Manchester to Edinburgh. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Edinburgh; ticket prices start at €20.34.
What bus companies travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?
There is one bus company that operates from Manchester to Edinburgh. Megabus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?
Most buses depart from the main station in Manchester, Manchester:
- Manchester Airport
- Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
Where does the bus arrive in Edinburgh?
All buses from Manchester arrive at one main station in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of:
- Bus Station
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