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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Manchester to Edinburgh. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Manchester to Edinburgh?

On average, a bus ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh will cost you £ 45.37. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 10.81. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 10.81
Journey duration 7 h 47 min
Connections per day 3
First departure 01:35
Last departure 10:30
Distance 175.2 mi

Ticket price Manchester - Edinburgh every day

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£ 44.22
£ 47.42
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National Express
Duration: 7 h 15 min
Manchester - Edinburgh
01:35 - 08:50
£ 44.22

How long is the journey from Manchester to Edinburgh by bus?

The journey between Manchester and Edinburgh by bus usually takes 7 h 30 min to cover a distance of 175.2 mi. The shortest journey from Manchester to Edinburgh will take you 5 h 30 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Edinburgh quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

At what time of the day can I travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Manchester to Edinburgh leaving at 03:25. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 10:30.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

On average, there are 3 daily departures from Manchester to Edinburgh. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 21 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include National Express and Megabus, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 3 departures from Manchester which travel directly to Edinburgh. There are 0 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Airport (MAN)
Manchester Airport Bus Station
Manchester Manchester New Moston, Broadway
Manchester Manchester Miles Platting, Oldham Rd 371
Coach Station
Manchester Manchester Central Bus Station, Chorlton St 14
Manchester MANCHESTER (Coach Station), ,Coach Stn, Chorlton St
Manchester Manchester Shudehill Interchange (Stand G), B, Hanover St
Manchester Central Bus Station
Manchester Airport

Destination stations

Bus Station
N St David St
Edinburgh Bus Station
Edinburgh Edinburgh Bus Station, Elder St 24
Edinburgh EDINBURGH, Bus Stn
Edinburgh, Bus Stn, Elder St

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