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Coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh

From £23.30 one-way*

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Departures: up to 3 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh

Take the coach to Edinburgh from Birmingham and experience comfortable travel for less. With a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, a generous luggage allowance, free Wi-Fi and more, you can travel with confidence once again.

Book your tickets now using the journey planner above and travel from just £23.30 one-way.

Birmingham to Edinburgh journey information
Fastest journey time 8 hrs 55 mins (1 change)
Cheapest price From £23.30 *
Distance (approx) 527km
No. of stops 7 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 7.30am (direct service from Birmingham Coach Station)

Our Birmingham to Edinburgh services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

182 coach towards Edinburgh

Our 182 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Penrith
  • Carlisle
  • Hamilton
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh

183 coach towards Glasgow

Our 183 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Leicester (City Centre)
  • Nottingham Station Street
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (St James Boulevard)
  • Edinburgh

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Departing from Birmingham Coach Station 

Birmingham Coach Station is conveniently located in Digbeth, right in the heart of the city, so starting your journey couldn't be easier.

Within walking distance from New Street and Moor Street train stations and served by several bus routes and a taxi rank, the coach station also features an eatery, coffee shop, newsagents and more to ensure you're fully ready for your trip.

Find out more at our Birmingham Coach station page.

Arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station

Edinburgh Bus Station is located in the city centre, only a stone's throw from St Andrew's Square.

The station has plenty of features for your comfort and convenience as you arrive into the city, from toilet facilities to a coffee shop and more.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The first direct coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 7.30am, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 17.15pm.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

The last direct coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 7.30am, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 17.20pm.

How much is the coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to Edinburgh is available from £23.30*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

Direct coach journeys from Birmingham to Edinburgh take on average 9 hrs 45 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 8 hrs 55 mins with one change.

What happens if I miss my coach from Birmingham to Edinburgh?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 10 January 2023 for travel between 10 January 2023 and 9 May 2023.

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