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Coaches from Heathrow to Edinburgh

Fares from £42.70 one-way*

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Departures: up to 1 service 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 Heathrow to Edinburgh

Our coaches travel from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station overnight. Plus, £42.70 fares one-way* make this route one of the most cost-effective ways to Edinburgh possible.

With regular, reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, you can travel in comfort and with confidence once again.

Heathrow to Edinburgh journey information
Fastest journey time 8 hrs 30 mins 
Cheapest price From £42.70 *
Distance (approx) 649km
No. of stops 1 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 22.10pm (from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station)

Our Heathrow to Edinburgh services and stops

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

594 coach towards Edinburgh

Our 594 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Knutsford Services
  • Edinburgh Bus Station

Heathrow to Edinburgh route map

Departing from Heathrow

While you are waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arriving in Edinburgh

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 on arrival, from toilet facilities to a coffee shop and phone charging areas. 

You can even store luggage in lockers if you're going straight into the city.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Edinburgh?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station at 22.10pm, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 06.40am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Edinburgh?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station at 22.10pm, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 06.40am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Edinburgh?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Edinburgh is available from £42.70*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Edinburgh?

Our fastest coach journeys from Heathrow to Edinburgh take 8 hrs 30 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow 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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  • Edinburgh to Heathrow

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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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