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Edinburgh to Manchester

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1 suggested route to go from Edinburgh to Manchester by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Edinburgh to Manchester ?

Trip Edinburgh Manchester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance175 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Manchester as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from Edinburgh and how to find the best Edinburgh to Manchester transport deals? Browsing several websites to get a simple information and book your trip is always very tedious.

Thanks to your multimodal search engine Vivanoda, you'll find on the same site all fares for buses, carpooling, trains and flights to get to Manchester. Simply enter your travel date to Manchester and Vivanoda does the rest. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To travel from Edinburgh, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of First TransPennine Express, National Express, MegaBus, Blablacar, Northern Rail, FlyBE and Virgin Trains will carry you to Manchester.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Edinburgh to Manchester bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Edinburgh and Manchester.

Going by bus from Edinburgh to Manchester may not be so obvious to you. To encourage you to take the bus to Manchester, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Edinburgh Manchester route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • You are driven to Manchester by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Edinburgh Manchester coaches are equipped with.
  • You will travel from Edinburgh to Manchester on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

What are the bus companies operating the Edinburgh Manchester ?

The coach route Edinburgh Manchester is operated without changes by the bus companies MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Edinburgh ManchesterNational Express Edinburgh Manchester

Bus stops in Edinburgh

You will have to arrive at your Edinburgh stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Manchester' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Edinburgh

Bus stops at arrival in Manchester

As soon as the coach stops at Manchester, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Manchester

Train Edinburgh to Manchester

Is there a direct train for the Edinburgh-Manchester route?

Yes, the Edinburgh to Manchester route is served by a direct train. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Edinburgh-Manchester train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Edinburgh Manchester

The railway station bewteen Edinburgh and Manchester are served by intercity trains which are faster than regional trains.

Edinburgh Manchester train companies

The train company that operates this journey is First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Edinburgh Manchester

Railway stations from Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Arrival train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Manchester

Here's a few tips that can be useful to help you get the best deals to fly from Edinburgh to Manchester:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Edinburgh Manchester flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. With few exceptions, prices increase as you get closer to the departure date in order to save seats for business customers who book late and are keen to pay more.
  • Be flexible with your dates of travel to Manchester. Prices change all the time and are different one day to the next. Having some flexibility will be an important asset.

Which airlines operate the Edinburgh to Manchester flights ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Manchester from the airport of Edinburgh.
FlyBE Edinburgh Manchester

Departure airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Destination airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Carpool from Edinburgh to Manchester

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Edinburgh-Manchester ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Edinburgh to Manchester, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Edinburgh-Manchester rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Manchester!

When you are about to book a Edinburgh-Manchester ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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