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If you need to get there fast, you can filter your search results to see the quickest bus to get to your destination as quickly as possible. Ticket prices can vary depending on the company you book with and the date you’d like to travel on. Keep in mind that the most affordable bus tickets can be found when you’re not traveling during peak travel times. Simply click the "Find Now" button and happy travels!

Edinburgh to Manchester Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$3.90
Fastest Bus5h 50m
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
    28 Nov
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $3.90
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      11:20 AM
      5:30 PM
    28 Nov
    Scottish CitylinkScottish Citylink
    from $3.93
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    11 Dec
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    14 Dec
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    6 Dec
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    2 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:30 PM
      3:45 AM
    16 Nov
    +1
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:25 AM
      4:30 PM
    8 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      11:00 AM
      5:20 PM
    20 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      11:30 AM
      5:20 PM
    22 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      10:00 PM
      5:00 AM
    4 Jan
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      10:00 PM
      5:00 AM
    26 Nov
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      11:00 AM
      5:20 PM
    28 Nov
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      10:00 PM
      5:00 AM
    6 Dec
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36


  Carpooling Edinburgh - Manchester    175 mi
   Savings

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
      12:00 PM
      4:10 PM
    24 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.12
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      5:20 PM
      9:40 PM
    24 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $26.97
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      5:00 PM
      9:00 PM
    22 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $28.63
  • Edinburgh
    Manchester
      9:00 AM
      2:00 PM
    17 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $29.54


  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
    17 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:45 PM
      8:00 PM
    10 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    13 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    8 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:45 PM
      7:45 PM
    30 Nov
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      1:20 AM
      7:40 AM
    11 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:45 PM
      7:45 PM
    16 Feb
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.27
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:20 AM
      6:50 AM
    28 Nov
    IntercapeIntercape
    from $13.84
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      9:50 AM
      4:35 PM
    28 Nov
    IntercapeIntercape
    from $13.84
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      6:45 PM
      12:44 AM
    12 Jan
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      11:10 PM
      5:13 AM
    22 Dec
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      4:45 AM
      11:06 AM
    20 Dec
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      11:10 PM
      5:13 AM
    29 Dec
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      11:10 PM
      5:13 AM
    12 Dec
    +1
    megabusmegabus
    from $18.36


  Carpooling Manchester - Edinburgh    175 mi
   Savings

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
      7:50 PM
      12:10 AM
    21 Nov
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.12
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      4:40 PM
      9:20 PM
    24 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $25.68
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      12:40 PM
      5:20 PM
    21 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $25.68
  • Manchester
    Edinburgh
      7:00 AM
      11:20 AM
    15 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $25.68


Current ticket prices


Bus stops in Edinburgh and Manchester

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

More on bus features and services

The better the choice, the harder it normally becomes to book the right bus. That's exactly what we're here for: to help you find the right bus. If you are looking for a Edinburgh - Manchester bus , you might find that more than one bus company offers convenient routes.

In such cases, it’s always convenient tocompare the available offers. On CheckMyBus you can look for the fastest, the most comfortable or the most affordable bus from Manchester to Edinburgh and back. Just enter your preferred date of travel and our smart bus search engine will take care of the rest. In the search results, you'll see which bus company offers extra legroom, the most generous baggage policy or on which coaches you are allowed to take pets, and oversized luggage.

How about bikes? On a bus from Edinburgh to Manchester, National Express allows you to take your bike for an extra fee. Check out all the offers and pick the right bus. Travel smart!

Edinburgh and Manchester: Useful Info

Edinburgh
435,791
Manchester
0.55 Million
Taxi
$5.46
$6.13
Edinburgh
Manchester
A cab ride in Edinburgh is 11% cheaper than in Manchester.
Local buses
$2.05
$3.34
Edinburgh
Manchester
A bus fare in Edinburgh is 39% cheaper than in Manchester.
Beer
$5.14
$4.49
Edinburgh
Manchester
A large beer in Edinburgh is 13% more expensive than in Manchester.
Water
$1.44
$1.43
Edinburgh
Manchester
A bottle of water in Edinburgh is 1% more expensive than in Manchester.
Meal
$8.97
$6.45
Edinburgh
Manchester
A meal in Edinburgh is 29% more expensive than in Manchester.
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