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London to Edinburgh by bus

The journey from London to Edinburgh by bus is 332.22 mi and takes 10 hrs 43 mins. There are 47 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:25 and the last at 23:59. It is possible to travel from London to Edinburgh by bus for as little as £11.34 or as much as £95.47. The best price for this journey is £11.34.

Lowest Price£11.34
Journey Duration10 hrs 43 mins
Connection per Day47
Lowest Price£11.34
Highest Price£95.47
First Departure00:25
Last Departure23:59
Distance332.22 mi
DepartureLondon
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersNational Express, FlixBus

London to Edinburgh Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, 25 Jul 2024

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How much do bus tickets from London to Edinburgh cost?

The prices for bus tickets from London to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from London to Edinburgh will cost £11.34. The average bus ticket price is approximately £43.40. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for bus tickets from London to Edinburgh vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately £43.40. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from London to Edinburgh by bus?

The journey between London and Edinburgh by bus is approximately 332.22 mi. It will take you more or less 10 hrs 43 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between London and Edinburgh runs for about 332.22 mi and usually takes approximately 10 hrs 43 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 7 hrs 50 mins. If you are trying to get from London to Edinburgh as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many journeys from London to Edinburgh take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from London to Edinburgh can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 47 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from London to Edinburgh. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from London to Edinburgh varies, but in general, you can expect to find 31 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 16 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from London to Edinburgh. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Edinburgh.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from London to Edinburgh, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from London to Edinburgh.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £12.49 to £26.31 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 53% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh

The cheapest London - Edinburgh bus tickets can be found for as low as £15.32 if you’re lucky, or £19.62 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £25.95.

Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by bus

When travelling to Edinburgh by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board National Express, FlixBus and Megabus from London to Edinburgh
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London to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
37.43kg
Bus
40.1kg
Flight
106.93kg
Car
85.55kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from London to Edinburgh?
A bus ticket from London to Edinburgh is £43.40. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £11.34.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from London to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from London to Edinburgh is £11.34. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between London and Edinburgh by bus?
London to Edinburgh is 332.22 mi.
How long does the bus between London and Edinburgh take?
London to Edinburgh is on average 10 hrs 43 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hrs 50 mins.
Which companies operate from London to Edinburgh?
The bus journey from London to Edinburgh is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: National Express, FlixBus and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from London to Edinburgh?
London to Edinburgh has 47 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from London to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest bus from London to Edinburgh departs at 00:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from London to Edinburgh depart?
The latest bus from London to Edinburgh departs at 23:59. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from London to Edinburgh in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is £11.34 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from London to Edinburgh?
There are on average 31 direct connection(s) from London to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between London to Edinburgh by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between London and Edinburgh is 7 hrs 50 mins.
Is there a direct bus from London to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct bus between London and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for London to Edinburgh by bus?
The bus journey from London to Edinburgh creates 40.1kg of CO2 emissions.

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