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Edinburgh to Manchester

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How to get from Edinburgh to Manchester?

We are suggesting 10 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Edinburgh Manchester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Edinburgh Manchester by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Edinburgh and Manchester on a map as well as the route Edinburgh Manchester and the different connecting points (Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Coach Station, Manchester Airport Coach Station, Manchester Victoria Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Edinburgh Manchester

For your trip from Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) to Manchester (England, United Kingdom) with a distance of 175 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Edinburgh Manchester is a direct bound.
Trains of First TransPennine Express to Manchester leave from Edinburgh Waverley railway station in Edinburgh. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Edinburgh-Manchester that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Edinburgh. The bus will drop you off at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Edinburgh bus station (11.2 mi from Edinburgh) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Manchester.
The direct flight Edinburgh > Manchester will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Edinburgh and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Edinburgh EDI airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Manchester (Manchester International airport, IATA code: MAN) operated by FlyBE.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Edinburgh-Manchester.

Which carriers to travel between Edinburgh and Manchester?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Edinburgh in Edinburgh and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Edinburgh (serving Edinburgh bus station at 11.2 mi from centre) and the city of Manchester where the coach will drop you off at Manchester station situated at about 0.2 mi from Manchester city centre.
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Edinburgh-Manchester with the train from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Virgin Trains transports passengers on a rail line from Edinburgh to Preston with the train which leaves Edinburgh Waverley station to arrive at Preston railway station (England United Kingdom)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Preston-Manchester with the train from Preston railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Edinburgh-Manchester (175.2 mi)
FlyBE carries out a flight from Edinburgh EDI airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Edinburgh to Manchester (arrival at Manchester International MAN airport)

Stop cities from Edinburgh or cities to visit near Manchester

When travelling from Manchester to Edinburgh by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Preston located at 27 mi from Manchester, Carlisle 75 mi away from Edinburgh and situated at 102 mi from Manchester, Oxenholme at approximately 116 mi from Edinburgh and located at 61 mi from Manchester, Bolton 11 mi away from Manchester (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Manchester or back to Edinburgh, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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