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How to Travel from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flying is the fastest method of travel between the two cities at just over an hour. Travelling by bus takes the longest amount of time at upwards of 5.5 hours. There are usually between one and three departure and arrival points.

Buses from Manchester to Edinburgh | Trains from Manchester to Edinburgh | Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

Manchester to Edinburgh Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

flight

£22

3:07 h

2 Months Before

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£8

5:35 h

2 Weeks Before

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£43

1:05 h

2 Months Before



What is the best way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh


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The cheapest way from Manchester to Edinburgh is by bus. National Express operate services between the cities, departing from Manchester Coach Station and arriving at Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street. There are usually five departures per day, one at around 1:00 a.m., three between 8:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m. and one in the early afternoon. The journey takes between 5.5 hours and 8.5 hours, there are direct buses and those requiring one change available.

Fastest way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh


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Flights are the quickest way from Manchester to Edinburgh. Direct flights between the main airports in each city are available from Flybe. The flight takes just over an hour. During the week there are three flights, one each in the morning, afternoon and evening. At the weekend there are one or two flights in operation.


Most popular way to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh


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Trains are the most popular way to get from Manchester to Edinburgh. Services leave from three stations in Manchester, Oxford Road, Deansgate and Piccadilly and all arrive at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. All trains are either direct routes or have a change at one station. Trains are run by Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains and Cross Country Trains. There are around 10 trains per day, they depart at least once every hour from approximately 9:00 a.m. until early afternoon. The journey takes between three and four hours.


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Edinburgh

Demographics

Local Time 20:09
Pound Sterling
Population 435,700
Region Scotland
Languages English

How expensive is Edinburgh?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs 7.3% less than in Manchester.

Shopping

Prices in Edinburgh are on average 1.5% higher than in Manchester.

Public Transport

Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 41.1% less than in Manchester.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 1% more expensive than in Manchester.

Buses Manchester - Edinburgh

Provider:
National Express
Distance:
282km
Duration:
06:15 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 39.04

Trains Manchester - Edinburgh

Provider:
First TransPennine Express
Distance:
282km
Duration:
03:07 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 30.20

Flights Manchester - Edinburgh

Provider:
Flybe
Distance:
282km
Duration:
02:05 hrs
Changes
0
From£ 50.20

Tickets from Manchester to Edinburgh

Flight
Total £ 94.78
Train
Total £ 69.50
Bus
Total £ 23.74
Bus
Total £ 18.56
Flight
Total £ 76.42
Train
Total £ 37.22
Bus
Total £ 18.57
Train
Total £ 62.26
Flight
Total £ 75.73
Flight
Total £ 75.93
Train
Total £ 37.22
Bus
Total £ 23.66
Bus
Total £ 9.89
Flight
Total £ 117.83
Train
Total £ 24.47
Flight
Total £ 84.68
Train
Total £ 24.42
Bus
Total £ 15.06
Flight
Total £ 85.04
Train
Total £ 24.43
Bus
Total £ 16.79