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Facts about coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh

Compare all providers like FlixBus, megabus and National Express that travel 11 times every day by bus from Manchester to Edinburgh in one click! Book your bus ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh starting from £10!

Cheapest Bus £10
Fastest Bus 5h 6m
Earliest Coach 02:05
Latest Coach 23:00
Daily Bus Connections 11 Ø
Distance 281.6 km
Coach Companies FlixBus, megabus, National Express and Transport for Wales

Cheapest coach connections from Manchester to Edinburgh

Every day, 11 buses from 4 coach companies leave Manchester for Edinburgh: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 04/03/2024 and for the following days.

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

The cheapest time to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from £10, Monday is the cheapest day for a coach from Manchester to Edinburgh. Tuesday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from £12.
Morning is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh, with £10. Afternoon is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from £15.

How to save money travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh

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 Manchester to Edinburgh in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Manchester to Edinburgh, 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 Manchester to Edinburgh are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Manchester to Edinburgh

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Manchester to Edinburgh from various bus operators like FlixBus, megabus or National Express for the next days.
  • FlixBus
    5h 20m
    11:40
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:00
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £10
  • FlixBus
    10h 10m
    07:20
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:30
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £12
  • National Express
    6h 45m
    10:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    17:15
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £12
  • megabus
    5h 34m
    03:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    09:24
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £14
  • National Express
    6h 45m
    10:30
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    17:15
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £14
  • Transport for Wales
    5h 6m
    04:32
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Transport for Wales
    Economy
    from £14
  • FlixBus
    7h 5m
    02:05
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    09:10
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £15
  • megabus
    5h 25m
    15:10
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    20:35
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £15
  • FlixBus
    9h 40m
    07:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    17:30
    Edinburgh
    St Andrew Square
    FlixBus
    Economy
    from £26
  • megabus
    5h 34m
    03:50
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange (Stand G) Bus Stop
    09:24
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £28
  • National Express
    7h 45m
    11:10
    Manchester
    Coach Station
    18:55
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    National Express
    Economy
    from £29
  • Transport for Wales
    5h 19m
    04:59
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    10:18
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Transport for Wales
    Economy
    from £30
  • megabus
    5h 47m
    13:30
    Manchester
    Shudehill Interchange
    19:17
    Edinburgh
    Central bus station
    megabus
    Economy
    from £35
  • Transport for Wales
    5h 6m
    04:32
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Transport for Wales
    First Class
    from £81

Frequency of bus connections between Manchester and Edinburgh

See here how frequent the connections between Manchester and Edinburgh are, during different times and days of the week.
Tuesday is the busiest day, with more than 13 daily coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh. Monday has instead the fewest connections, with only 9 daily coaches between Manchester and Edinburgh.
The busiest time of the day is the Night, with 29 coaches from Manchester to Edinburgh, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Manchester and Edinburgh, with 9 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Manchester to Edinburgh

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

All bus stations and stops in Manchester and Edinburgh

The map below shows you where to find all the bus stations in Manchester and Edinburgh.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Manchester to Edinburgh

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

FAQs about the Manchester to Edinburgh bus

How much does a Manchester - Edinburgh coach trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and travel time. The cheapest ticket for the Manchester - Edinburgh bus trip is available from £10 and takes 5h 20m. Compare offers and save money!

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

The connection Manchester to Edinburgh is offered by 4 companies with ticket prices ranging from £10 to £185. Therefore, we suggest booking your ticket as soon as possible to ensure you will get the cheapest ticket price.

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

Each day, the bus route from Manchester to Edinburgh is offered by roughly 11 busses. By using our search, you can compare bus schedules and find your ideal trip.

How long does a bus to Edinburgh from Manchester take?

The quickest coach from Manchester to Edinburgh is provided by Transport for Wales and takes 5h 6m. Coach tickets for this connection cost £14. However, keep in mind that the connection can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Manchester to Edinburgh?

The earliest bus to Edinburgh departs from Manchester at 02:05. 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 Manchester to Edinburgh?

The latest bus to Edinburgh departs from Manchester at 23:00. 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 Manchester - Edinburgh route?

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

Is there a direct bus between Manchester and Edinburgh?

You can check all the direct connections between Manchester and Edinburgh 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, megabus and National Express.

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

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you are allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the bus for the Manchester Edinburgh 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 Manchester Edinburgh 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 Manchester to Edinburgh on your planned travel date.

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

Economy
Economy

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

First Class
First

Best of the best: you will find the most comfortable accommodation to work or relax during your travel.

Alternate transport types from Manchester to Edinburgh

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh

Here is a selection of the cheapest trains from the schedule from Manchester to Edinburgh for the next days.
  • TransPennine Express
    4h 41m
    04:57
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    TransPennine Express
    Economy
    from £10
  • Northern
    3h 49m
    05:49
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Northern
    Economy
    from £14
  • TransPennine Express
    4h 41m
    04:57
    Manchester
    Piccadilly Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    TransPennine Express
    First Class
    from £46
  • Northern
    3h 36m
    06:02
    Manchester
    Moston Station
    09:38
    Edinburgh
    Waverley Station
    Northern
    First Class
    from £49

More bus routes from Manchester and Edinburgh

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

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