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Liverpool to Edinburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.70
Shortest Duration11h 16m
Trips per day3
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Liverpool to Edinburgh were $58.11.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh?

The distance between Liverpool and Edinburgh is approximately 176.11 miles, or 283.35 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 11 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 16 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh?

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

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Liverpool to Edinburgh, with an average of 3 trips per day and 3 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Liverpool to Edinburgh. 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 Liverpool to Edinburgh start at $98.88.

1 carriers offer Liverpool to Edinburgh bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Liverpool to Edinburgh from $50.70. There are 3 trips per day offered by National Express from Liverpool to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $58.11 for a National Express ticket to Edinburgh. In Liverpool, National Express departs to Edinburgh from John Lennon Airport and one other station. In Edinburgh, National Express arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 11 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Edinburgh in 11 hours and 16 minutes,

Avg. Time
11h 53m
Avg. Price
$58.11

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Edinburgh will depart from these stations in Liverpool:
  • John Lennon Airport
  • 140 Ormskirk Rd
Buses from Liverpool arrive in Edinburgh at one main station:
  • Bus Station

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