Millennium Bridge, Manchester

Coach travel from Edinburgh to Manchester

From £16.50 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 Edinburgh to Manchester

Take the coach from Edinburgh to Manchester and experience one of the UK's trendiest cities for less.

From the buzzing music scene to top-tier footballing culture and history, there's plenty to see and do in Manchester.

Book your tickets using the journey planner above and enjoy the highest standard of coach travel, with a guaranteed seat, plenty of legroom, a generous luggage allowance, free Wi-Fi and more.

Edinburgh to Manchester journey information
Fastest journey time 6 hrs 35 mins
Cheapest price From £16.50 *
Distance (approx) 391km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8:20am

Our Edinburgh to Manchester services and stops

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

182 coach towards Birmingham

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

  • Edinburgh Bus Station
  • Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  • Hamilton Bus Station (Interchange)
  • Carlisle Bus Station
  • Penrith Rail Station
  • Manchester Coach Station

Edinburgh to Manchester route map

Departing from Edinburgh

Edinburgh Bus Station is located in the city centre, only a stone's throw from St Andrew's Square, so beginning your journey is easy and convenient. 

From toilet facilities to a coffee shop and phone charging areas, the station has plenty of features for your comfort and convenience, ensuring you're ready to head to Manchester at your best.

Arriving at Manchester Coach Station

Manchester Coach Station is supported by a dedicated taxi rank outside the station, as well as the city-wide tram service.

You can also use the Metroshuttle, which will ferry you for free between the cities' rail stations.

For more information on the facilities at the station, take a look at our Manchester Central Coach Station page.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The first coach leaves from Edinburgh Bus Station at 8.20am, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 14.55pm.

When is the last coach from Edinburgh to Manchester?

The last coach leaves from Edinburgh Bus Station at 8.20am, arriving at Manchester Coach Station at 14.55pm.

How much is the coach from Edinburgh to Manchester?

A one-way journey from Edinburgh to Manchester is available from £16.50*.

How long does the coach take from Edinburgh to Manchester?

Coach journeys from Edinburgh to Manchester take 6 hrs 35 mins.

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

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 16 November 2022 for travel between 16 November 2022 and 15 March 2023.

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