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Trying to find a bus from Belfast to Edinburgh or from Edinburgh to Belfast? Then take advantage of our bus search to find the perfect option. If you're in a hurry, choose the fastest bus route provided by Scottish Citylink, which will get you there in 7h 45m. If you want to travel without spending too much money on your way from Edinburgh to Belfast, opt for the cheapest ticket, which starts from $35.80. Simply click the "Find Now" button and enjoy the ride!

Belfast to Edinburgh Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$35.80
Fastest Bus6h 35m
Distance142.9 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, Scottish Citylink
  Bus Belfast - Edinburgh    143 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-18%

The cheapest bus routes from Belfast to Edinburgh

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      6:50 AM
      1:45 PM
    4 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $35.80
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      6:50 AM
      1:45 PM
    8 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $35.84
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      10:40 AM
      6:05 PM
    10 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.29
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      10:40 AM
      6:05 PM
    30 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.36
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      10:40 AM
      6:05 PM
    29 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.36
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      10:40 AM
      6:05 PM
    17 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.39
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      6:50 AM
      1:45 PM
    23 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.49
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      11:30 AM
      6:05 PM
    16 Jan
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    22 Dec
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    29 Dec
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    22 Jan
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    30 Dec
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    4 Feb
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      3:30 PM
      10:13 PM
    13 Dec
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47


  Carpooling Belfast - Edinburgh    143 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Belfast to Edinburgh

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Belfast
    Edinburgh
      4:40 PM
      11:10 PM
    25 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.66


  Bus Edinburgh - Belfast    143 mi
Ø Bus connections8 x
Savings-18%

The cheapest bus routes from Edinburgh to Belfast

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    4 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $35.80
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    8 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $35.84
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      11:00 AM
      6:05 PM
    3 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.05
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    2 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.07
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      11:00 AM
      6:05 PM
    29 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.36
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    28 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.43
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      11:00 AM
      6:05 PM
    23 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $36.49
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:20 PM
    30 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $38.20
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:20 PM
    10 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $38.20
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:20 PM
    13 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $38.20
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    23 Mar
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $38.20
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      3:00 PM
      10:05 PM
    15 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $38.20
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      6:30 AM
      1:45 PM
    3 Jan
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      6:20 AM
      1:45 PM
    15 Dec
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $43.47


  Carpooling Edinburgh - Belfast    143 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Edinburgh to Belfast

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Edinburgh
    Belfast
      12:00 PM
      6:30 PM
    25 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $27.66


Current ticket prices

Ticket prices for the bus route Belfast - Edinburgh are currently starting from $35.80. If you book too short notice, however, the trip might set you back $43.47. This is why we suggest checking different departure times (if you're flexible timewise, that is). Sometimes you can save some dollars on top by simply taking an earlier bus. Also take a look at traveling times: while Scottish Citylink only needs 7h 45m for the whole journey, you might have to spend more time on the road when opting for other companies.

Bus stops in Belfast and Edinburgh

  Stations
Multrees Walk 13-14, EH1 3DQ Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also the green way to travel thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as comfortable as flying or taking the train. In recent years, companies have stepped up their game when it comes to on-board amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to complimentary WiFi. When taking a look at the search results presented on our page, you can immediately see all features offered by all companies. For instance, complimentary WiFi can be found on board most buses operated by National Express. That way you'll be able to check your e-mails while on the road.

A generous luggage allowance also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's companies. Your trip from Edinburgh to Belfast can become a lot easier if you do your research before you embark on your journey. Most companies offering bus trips from Belfast to Edinburgh, allow you to take a regular-size baggage in addition to carry-on baggage. Additional luggage or oversized luggage can usually be booked for an extra fee.

Take a look at the exact location of the stations in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current special discounts for your Belfast – Edinburgh bus. The choice is yours - begin traveling smart now!

Belfast and Edinburgh: Useful Info

Belfast
274,770
Edinburgh
435,791
Taxi
$4.31
$5.60
Belfast
Edinburgh
A cab ride in Belfast is 24% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
Local buses
$2.63
$2.11
Belfast
Edinburgh
A bus fare in Belfast is 20% more expensive than in Edinburgh.
Beer
$4.68
$5.27
Belfast
Edinburgh
A large beer in Belfast is 12% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
Water
$1.26
$1.48
Belfast
Edinburgh
A bottle of water in Belfast is 15% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
Meal
$5.69
$9.20
Belfast
Edinburgh
A meal in Belfast is 39% cheaper than in Edinburgh.
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