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Leeds to Edinburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$13.75
Shortest Duration4h 55m
Trips per day3
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Leeds to Edinburgh were $13.75.

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

How long is the bus ride from Leeds to Edinburgh?

The distance between Leeds and Edinburgh is approximately 162.45 miles, or 261.38 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 6 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 55 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 Leeds to Edinburgh?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Leeds to Edinburgh by bus is usually on Tuesday. 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. Friday 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 Leeds to Edinburgh?

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Leeds to Edinburgh, with an average of 4.25 trips per day and 8.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Leeds to Edinburgh. Of the 3 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Leeds to Edinburgh start at $68.67.

2 carriers offer Leeds to Edinburgh bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Leeds to Edinburgh from $13.75. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Leeds to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $17.85 for a Megabus ticket to Edinburgh. In Leeds, Megabus departs to Edinburgh from Leeds Coach Station, In Edinburgh, Megabus arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Leeds to Edinburgh takes 5 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Edinburgh in 4 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $20.99 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Edinburgh.

Avg. Time
5h 5m
Avg. Price
$17.85

National Express

Book National Express from Leeds to Edinburgh from $29.53. There are 4.25 trips per day offered by National Express from Leeds to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $39.88 for a National Express ticket to Edinburgh. In Leeds, National Express departs to Edinburgh from Leeds Coach Station and 3 other stations. In Edinburgh, National Express arrives at Bus Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Leeds to Edinburgh takes 7 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Edinburgh in 4 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $38.48 for a weekend trip to Edinburgh.

Avg. Time
7h 3m
Avg. Price
$39.88
There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Edinburgh will depart from these stations in Leeds:
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Bus Station
  • 15 Harrogate Rd
  • University of Leeds, Parkinson Steps
Buses arrive in Edinburgh at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Edinburgh for trips arriving from Leeds:
  • Bus Station
  • Queensferry Rd
  • New Charlotte House

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