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Facts about the coach from Edinburgh to Manchester

Compare all providers like FlixBus, National Express and Scottish Citylink that travel daily 10 times by bus from Edinburgh to Manchester in one click and book your bus ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester starting from £10!

Cheapest Bus £10
Fastest Bus 5h 10m
Earliest Coach 09:20
Latest Coach 21:10
Daily Bus Connections 10 Ø
Distance 281.6 km
Coach Companies FlixBus, National Express, Scottish Citylink and megabus

Cheapest coach tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Every day, 10 buses from 4 coach companies leave Edinburgh for Manchester: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a coach ticket for this route, starting from 04/03/2024 and for the following days.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday 04/03
£10
Tuesday 05/03
£13
Wednesday 06/03
£10
Thursday 07/03
£10
Friday 08/03
£18
Saturday 09/03
£11
Sunday 10/03
£10
Monday 11/03
£10
Tuesday 12/03
£12
Wednesday 13/03
£10
Thursday 14/03
£10
Friday 15/03
£10
Saturday 16/03
£10
Sunday 17/03
£2
Monday 18/03
£10
Tuesday 19/03
£12
Wednesday 20/03
£10
Thursday 21/03
£10
Friday 22/03
£10
Saturday 23/03
£10
Sunday 24/03
£11
Monday 25/03
£16
Tuesday 26/03
£14
Wednesday 27/03
£11
Thursday 28/03
£12
Friday 29/03
£14
Saturday 30/03
£14
Sunday 31/03

The cheapest time to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £10, Tuesday is the cheapest day for a coach from Edinburgh to Manchester. Friday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £18.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester, with £10. Afternoon is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £12.

How to save money travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the coach from Edinburgh to Manchester, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Edinburgh to Manchester from various bus operators like FlixBus, National Express or Scottish Citylink for the next days.
  • FlixBus
    11h 45m
    09:20
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    21:05
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £10
  • National Express
    6h 35m
    09:55
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    16:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £10
  • megabus
    5h 20m
    07:00
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    12:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £10
  • FlixBus
    9h 0m
    17:35
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    02:35
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £13
  • Scottish Citylink
    5h 10m
    20:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    Scottish Citylink
    Economy
    from £13
  • FlixBus
    8h 0m
    09:20
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    17:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £14
  • National Express
    6h 35m
    09:55
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    16:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £14
  • Scottish Citylink
    5h 10m
    20:30
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:40
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    Scottish Citylink
    Economy
    from £15
  • megabus
    5h 20m
    07:00
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    12:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    megabus
    Economy
    from £22
  • National Express
    7h 25m
    10:45
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    18:10
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £25
  • Scottish Citylink
    5h 40m
    20:00
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    01:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    Scottish Citylink
    Economy
    from £28
  • FlixBus
    16h 35m
    09:20
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    01:55
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £36
  • National Express
    11h 10m
    21:10
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    08:20
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £36
  • FlixBus
    15h 25m
    21:00
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    12:25
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £49

Frequency of bus connections between Edinburgh and Manchester

See here how frequent the connections between Edinburgh and Manchester are, during different times and days of the week.
Monday is the busiest day, with more than 13 daily coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester. Wednesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 8 daily coaches between Edinburgh and Manchester.
The busiest time of the day is the Morning, with 43 coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester, while Afternoon sees the fewest connections between Edinburgh and Manchester, with 3 offers.

Beloved coach companies from Edinburgh to Manchester

These are the most booked bus companies between Edinburgh to Manchester from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Edinburgh and Manchester

In the map below you can see, where to find all bus stations in Edinburgh and Manchester.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester

Want to know which seat classes are available on the coaches from Edinburgh to Manchester? Or which bus companies serve the route Edinburgh - Manchester? Below you´ll find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Edinburgh to Manchester bus

How much does a Edinburgh Manchester coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Edinburgh Manchester bus trip is available from £10 and takes 6h 35m. Compare offers and save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Edinburgh to Manchester?

This connection is offered by 4 companies with ticket prices ranging from £10 to £50. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you’ll get the cheapest bus trip to Manchester.

How many connections are available for the Edinburgh Manchester route on average every day?

Each day, the bus route from Edinburgh to Manchester is offered by roughly 10 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Manchester from Edinburgh take?

The quickest coach from Edinburgh to Manchester is provided by Scottish Citylink and takes 5h 10m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £13. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The earliest bus to Manchester departs from Edinburgh at 09:20. In this context, information about departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last coach from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The latest bus to Manchester departs from Edinburgh at 21:10. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies serve the Edinburgh Manchester route?

Passengers looking to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester can travel with FlixBus, National Express and Scottish Citylink. Compare all available bus tickets with our search to book the trip that works best for you.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh and Manchester?

You can check all the direct connections between Edinburgh and Manchester by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: FlixBus, National Express and Scottish Citylink.

What can I take with me on the bus to Manchester from Edinburgh?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Edinburgh Manchester bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a coach that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Edinburgh Manchester bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make travelling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Edinburgh to Manchester

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

Alternate transport types from Edinburgh to Manchester

Did not find the right bus? Here is a selection of alternate transport types from the schedule from Edinburgh to Manchester for the next days.

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Edinburgh to Manchester for the next days.
  • TransPennine Express
    3h 10m
    06:12
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    09:22
    Manchester
    Oxford Road Station
    TransPennine Express
    Economy
    from £21
  • Avanti West Coast
    4h 16m
    18:51
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    23:07
    Manchester
    Moston Station
    Avanti West Coast
    Economy
    from £23
  • ScotRail
    3h 33m
    11:47
    Edinburgh
    Gateway
    15:20
    Manchester
    Oxford Road Station
    ScotRail
    Economy
    from £25
  • London North Eastern Railway (LNER)
    4h 13m
    07:00
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    11:13
    Manchester
    Victoria Station
    London North Eastern Railway (LNER)
    Economy
    from £40

More bus routes from Edinburgh and Manchester

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Edinburgh and from Manchester. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you’ll find all the details about your bus route!

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