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Edinburgh to Manchester by bus

The journey from Edinburgh to Manchester by bus is 175.17 mi and takes 7 hr 31 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:45 AM and the last at 9:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester by bus for as little as $13.01 or as much as $67.44. The best price for this journey is $13.01.

Lowest Price$13.01
Journey Duration7 hr 31 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$13.01
Highest Price$67.44
First Departure8:45 AM
Last Departure9:10 PM
Distance175.17 mi
DepartureEdinburgh
ArrivalManchester
CarriersNational Express

Edinburgh to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

Quick and easy travel from Edinburgh to Manchester with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Edinburgh to Manchester. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester?

When you're traveling from Edinburgh to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $39.33. You might be able to find prices as low as $13.01, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Edinburgh to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $39.33. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does the journey from Edinburgh to Manchester take by bus?

Traveling from Edinburgh to Manchester by bus will usually take 7 hr 31 min. This journey covers a distance of 175.17 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 7 hr 31 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Edinburgh and Manchester by bus usually takes 7 hr 31 min to cover a distance of 175.17 mi. The shortest journey from Edinburgh to Manchester will take you 6 hr 35 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Manchester quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Edinburgh to Manchester leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Edinburgh at 8:45 AM, and the last departure will leave at 9:10 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Edinburgh to Manchester can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Edinburgh to Manchester, which usually leaves at 8:45 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 9:10 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Edinburgh to Manchester are there every day?

On average, there are 6 daily departures from Edinburgh to Manchester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 3 departures from Edinburgh which travel directly to Manchester. There are 3 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Edinburgh to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Edinburgh to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Edinburgh to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $5.71 to $49.72 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 89% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Manchester

The cheapest Edinburgh - Manchester bus tickets can be found for as low as $12.32 if you’re lucky, or $18.76 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $25.91.

Find the best day to travel to Manchester by bus

When travelling to Manchester by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Edinburgh to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
19.73kg
Bus
21.14kg
Flight
56.38kg
Car
45.1kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester is $39.33. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $13.01.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Edinburgh to Manchester is $13.01. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Edinburgh and Manchester by bus?
Edinburgh to Manchester is 175.17 mi.
How long does the bus between Edinburgh and Manchester take?
Edinburgh to Manchester is on average 7 hr 31 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 35 min.
How many bus connections per day go from Edinburgh to Manchester?
Edinburgh to Manchester has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Edinburgh to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Edinburgh to Manchester departs at 8:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Edinburgh to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Edinburgh to Manchester departs at 9:10 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $13.01 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Edinburgh to Manchester?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from Edinburgh to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Edinburgh to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Edinburgh and Manchester is 6 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct bus from Edinburgh to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Edinburgh and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Edinburgh to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Edinburgh to Manchester creates 21.14kg of CO2 emissions.

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