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Coaches from London to Edinburgh

Fares from £19.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 2 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 London to Edinburgh

Our coaches travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh Bus Station overnight. Plus, £19.90 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.

London to Edinburgh journey information
Fastest journey time 9 hrs 10 mins
Cheapest price From £19.90 *
Distance (approx) 675km
No. of stops 3 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8.30am/22.30pm (from London Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to Edinburgh services and stops

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

591 coach towards Glasgow

Our 591 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Golders Green
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Sheffield Meadowhall
  • Leeds Coach Station
  • Darlington
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (St James Boulevard)
  • Alnwick
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Edinburgh Bus Station

594 coach towards Edinburgh

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

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 & 3
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Woodall Services (M1)
  • Edinburgh Bus Station

Don't just take our word for it

Evelin of Pink Wall Blog recently undertook the London to Edinburgh journey on our coaches.

Find out how she found travelling cross-country with us, as well as her experience at the Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo, in her blog entry below.



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Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

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 London to Edinburgh?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 8.30am, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 18.55pm.

When is the last coach from London to Edinburgh?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 22.30pm, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 07.40am.

How much is the coach from London to Edinburgh?

A one-way journey from London to Edinburgh is available from £19.90*.

How long does the coach take from London to Edinburgh?

Coach journeys from London to Edinburgh take on average 9 hrs 10 mins, which is also our fastest journey time.

What happens if I miss my coach from London 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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