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Manchester to Edinburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$46.91
Shortest Duration8h 15m
Trips per day3
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Manchester to Edinburgh were $48.38.

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

The distance between Manchester and Edinburgh is approximately 175.05 miles, or 281.64 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 8 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 15 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 Manchester to Edinburgh?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Manchester to Edinburgh 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. Sunday 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 Manchester to Edinburgh?

On average there are 3 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Manchester to Edinburgh, with an average of 3 trips per day and 3 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Manchester to Edinburgh. Of the 3 trips there is one direct trip available per day.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh start at $23.76.

1 carriers offer Manchester to Edinburgh bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Manchester to Edinburgh from $46.91. There are 3 trips per day offered by National Express from Manchester to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $48.38 for a National Express ticket to Edinburgh. In Manchester, National Express departs to Edinburgh from Manchester Airport, In Edinburgh, National Express arrives at Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 8 hours and 39 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Edinburgh in 8 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $48.38 for a weekend trip to Edinburgh.

Avg. Time
8h 39m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Edinburgh depart from one main station in Manchester:
  • Manchester Airport
Buses from Manchester arrive in Edinburgh at one main station:
  • Bus Station

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