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Coach from Manchester to Edinburgh

From £16.60 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 Manchester to Edinburgh

Venture north to Scotland's capital and enjoy a relaxing coach trip all the way from Manchester from just £16.60 one-way*. 

Book now using the journey planner above and experience excellent comfort on our coaches, with a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, adjustable air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Manchester to Edinburgh journey information
Fastest journey time 6 hrs 45 mins
Cheapest price From £16.60 *
Distance (approx) 391km
No. of stops 5 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 10.30am (from Manchester Coach Station)

Our Manchester 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:

  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Tebay Services
  • Penrith
  • Carlisle
  • Hamilton
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh

Manchester to Edinburgh route map

Departing from Manchester Central Coach Station

Travelling to the station? Taxis drop you at a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, which is also served by a city-wide tram service and the Metroshuttle, ferrying you for free between the cities' rail stations.

Onsite you'll also find a newsagents, coffee shop, eatery and more to ensure you're all fuelled up before your journey.

For more information, take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station facilities 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 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 Manchester to Edinburgh?

The first coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 10.30am, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 17.15pm.

When is the last coach from Manchester to Edinburgh?

The last coach leaves from Manchester Coach Station at 10.30am, arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station at 17.15pm.

How much is the coach from Manchester to Edinburgh?

A one-way journey from Manchester to Edinburgh is available from £16.60*.

How long does the coach take from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Direct coach journeys from Manchester to Edinburgh take 6 hrs 45 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Manchester 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 1 June 2022 for travel between 1 June 2022 and 28 September 2022.

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