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Finding the right bus from Edinburgh to Manchester just got a lot easier. You can use our smart bus search engine to find the ideal option. Your desired route is offered by several different companies, including megabus, National Express and Busbud. If you're in a hurry, pick the quickest bus, which will get you from Manchester to Edinburgh in 5h 55m. If you want to travel without spending too much money, go for the cheapest option, which will only cost you $18.61. Simply click the "Find Now" button and enjoy your trip!

Edinburgh to Manchester Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$3.90
Fastest Bus6h 10m
Distance175.0 miles
Bus CompaniesScottish Citylink, National Express, megabus
  Bus Edinburgh - Manchester    175 mi
Ø Bus connections4 x
Savings-79%

The cheapest bus routes from Edinburgh to Manchester

%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
    Manchester
      11:20 AM
      5:30 PM
    3 Feb
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $3.90
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      11:20 AM
      5:30 PM
    3 Feb
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $3.93
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    6 Mar
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    1 Mar
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    4 Feb
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    15 Mar
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    23 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    10 Feb
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    6 Feb
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    9 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $11.55
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    23 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $11.55
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    2 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $11.57
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      10:00 PM
      5:00 AM
    13 Mar
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.61
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      10:00 PM
      5:00 AM
    22 Feb
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.61


  Carpooling Edinburgh - Manchester    175 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Edinburgh to Manchester

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      7:30 PM
      11:50 PM
    2 Feb
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $28.63


  Bus Manchester - Edinburgh    175 mi
Ø Bus connections4 x
Savings-44%

The cheapest bus routes from Manchester 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
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    4 Mar
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    28 Mar
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    6 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    16 Mar
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    1 May
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    12 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    3 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.41
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      11:50 AM
      6:55 PM
    16 Mar
    megabusmegabus
    from $13.15
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      11:50 AM
      6:55 PM
    19 Mar
    megabusmegabus
    from $13.15
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:20 AM
      6:50 AM
    3 Feb
    IntercapeIntercape
    from $13.84
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      9:50 AM
      4:35 PM
    3 Feb
    IntercapeIntercape
    from $13.84
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:45 PM
      8:00 PM
    31 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $18.21
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      6:45 PM
      12:44 AM
    10 Feb
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.61
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      6:45 PM
      12:44 AM
    5 Feb
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.61


  Carpooling Manchester - Edinburgh    175 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Manchester to Edinburgh

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      5:00 PM
      9:20 PM
    31 Jan
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $28.63


Current ticket prices

There's two things to look out for when it comes to choosing the perfect bus. Number one is to compare prices. For the trip from Edinburgh to Manchester, they start from $18.61 but can be slightly more expensive if you don't book in advance. Number two is to compare traveling times since there can be significant differences. So, if you don't want to spend too much time on the road, simply pick the fastest bus.

Bus stops in Edinburgh and Manchester

  Stations
Chorlton St 16, Manchester (United Kingdom)
Bradshaw St , Manchester (United Kingdom)

More on bus features and services

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

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

A generous luggage policy also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's carriers. Your trip from Manchester to Edinburgh can become a lot easier if you do your research before you travel. Most carriers offering buses from Edinburgh to Manchester, 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 stops in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current discounts for your Edinburgh – Manchester bus. The choice is yours - travel smart!

Edinburgh and Manchester: Useful Info

Edinburgh
435,791
Manchester
0.55 Million
Taxi
$5.53
$6.21
Edinburgh
Manchester
A cab ride in Edinburgh is 11% cheaper than in Manchester.
Local buses
$2.08
$3.38
Edinburgh
Manchester
A bus fare in Edinburgh is 39% cheaper than in Manchester.
Beer
$5.21
$4.56
Edinburgh
Manchester
A large beer in Edinburgh is 13% more expensive than in Manchester.
Water
$1.46
$1.45
Edinburgh
Manchester
A bottle of water in Edinburgh is 1% more expensive than in Manchester.
Meal
$9.09
$6.54
Edinburgh
Manchester
A meal in Edinburgh is 29% more expensive than in Manchester.
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