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Edinburgh to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$28.77
Shortest Duration6h 45m
Trips per day3
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edinburgh to Manchester were $39.26.

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

How long is the bus 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 bus 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 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 day to travel by bus from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The busiest day of the week to travel by bus from Edinburgh to Manchester is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Sunday is typically when buses are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a bus on Sunday is the way to go.

What bus companies travel from Edinburgh to Manchester?

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Edinburgh to Manchester, with an average of 3 trips per day and 3 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Edinburgh to Manchester. Of the 3 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester start at $26.84.

1 carriers offer Edinburgh to Manchester bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to Manchester from $28.77. There are 3 trips per day offered by National Express from Edinburgh to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $39.26 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to Manchester from Bus Station and one other station. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Broadway and one 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. A one way ticket costs $39.26 for a weekend trip to Manchester.

Avg. Time
7h 55m
Avg. Price
$39.26
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
  • Queensferry Rd
Buses arrive in Manchester at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Edinburgh:
  • Broadway
  • Manchester Coach Station

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