Buses from Liverpool to Edinburgh

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Mon 22 Jan

10:00 18:35
£29
08:35 hrs

Tue 23 Jan

23:40 07:35
£14
07:55 hrs

Wed 24 Jan

10:00 18:35
£15
08:35 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

23:40 07:35
£15
07:55 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

10:00 18:50
£24
08:50 hrs

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Liverpool to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration8h 29m
Bus arrives inEdinburgh
Buses depart fromLiverpool
Coach Ticket Price£ 19.05
Distance283 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from Liverpool to Edinburgh

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.


    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.


    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.


    Economy single


    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    On The Day Single


    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


    Standard single


    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.


Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh: Journey Details

Edinburgh lies around 280 kilometres north east of Liverpool and buses provide a fast and comfortable way to travel between the two cities. National Express offers 6 daily departures with the first at 6:15 a.m. and the last at 10:30 p.m. Most services require coach changes at Manchester and Glasgow with one involving a change at Manchester only. Travel time ranges from 8 to 9 hours.

Taking the Bus from Liverpool

National Express Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh depart from the Coach Station on Norton Street close to the city centre. The station is open around the clock and the ticket office operates from 8:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Outside, these hours, tickets at can be bought at machines. Passengers can travel to the station by local buses that stop on nearby London Road or by taxi. Lime Street Train Station is around 800 metres away. For travellers arriving in Liverpool by boat, the cruise terminal is around 1.4 kilometres from the coach station.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh features all the stately grandeur a capital needs but it also exudes a more relaxed Celtic mood that makes for a fine holiday destination. Visitors can enjoy browsing the old city, exploring museums and galleries, and partake in an unparalleled host of wining and dining options. Monuments abound including an imposing castle that looms over the city. Buses From Liverpool to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station. Centrally located, it features entrances on Elder Street, and St Andrew Square from which passengers can take buses or trams to their final destination. Waverley Train Station is also close by. Services arriving outside the coach station’s opening hours (between 00:45 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. stop at North St David Street.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh bus station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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