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Edinburgh to London bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.86
Shortest Duration8h 30m
Trips per day5
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Edinburgh to London cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edinburgh to London were $30.55.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to London is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 21 days out, tickets are on average $24.71 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus 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 bus between these two cities is around 10 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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 bus from Edinburgh to London?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to London by bus is usually on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Edinburgh to London?

On average there are 5 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Edinburgh to London, with an average of 4.625 trips per day and 18.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Edinburgh to London. Of the 5 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to London.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to London start at $35.32.

2 carriers offer Edinburgh to London bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Edinburgh to London from $16.86. There are 1.916667 trips per day offered by Megabus from Edinburgh to London and you can expect on average to pay $23.40 for a Megabus ticket to London. In Edinburgh, Megabus departs to London from Bus Station, In London, Megabus arrives at Victoria Coach Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Edinburgh to London takes 9 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to London in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1.8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $27.54 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
9h 6m
Avg. Price
$23.40

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to London from $17.89. There are 4.625 trips per day offered by National Express from Edinburgh to London and you can expect on average to pay $39.83 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,

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to London takes 10 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 8 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 4.25 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $43.48 for a weekend trip to London.

Avg. Time
10h 53m
Avg. Price
$39.83

Plan your next adventure

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

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