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How to travel from Manchester to Edinburgh ?

Trip Manchester Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Manchester to Edinburgh transport offers? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for flights, trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Edinburgh from Manchester You just have to specify the departure date to Edinburgh then let Vivanoda search for you. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Manchester - Edinburgh offer that suits you best.

To travel from Manchester, flights, trains, carpooling or buses of National Express, First TransPennine Express, Blablacar, ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry, Virgin Trains and FlyBE will carry you to Edinburgh.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Manchester to Edinburgh bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Edinburgh, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

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

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Manchester Edinburgh route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • Travelling by bus is more environmentally friendly than the use of one's personal car because of the modernization of MegaBus or National Express coach fleets. Running a bus doesn't require building other infrastructures either: the road Manchester Edinburgh is already built and shared by others.
  • The coaches operating the Manchester Edinburgh line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 175 mi trip.

Coach companies on the Manchester Edinburgh trip

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Edinburgh is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester EdinburghMegaBus Manchester Edinburgh

Departure bus stations in Manchester

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in Manchester from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. The name of the destination 'Edinburgh' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of MegaBus or National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

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Bus stops at arrival in Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

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Train Manchester to Edinburgh

Is it possible to go directly by train from Manchester to Edinburgh?

Yes, the Manchester to Edinburgh route is served by a direct train. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Edinburgh and there may be fewer direct trains from Manchester on certain days. To find the cheapest Manchester-Edinburgh train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train Manchester Edinburgh

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Manchester-Edinburgh route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Manchester Edinburgh train companies

There is only one rail company for this journey: First TransPennine Express.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Edinburgh

Railway stations from Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Cheap flights from Manchester to Edinburgh

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

  • Don't wait the day before your trip to book the Manchester Edinburgh flight as prices should be very high. This is one of the most important rule in airline industry: leisure travellers who are keen to pay less book early; business travelles are keen to pay more but book late.
  • Prefer flying to Edinburgh on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Fares are different whether the flight is scheduled early in the morning or late in the evening. It is thus recommended to have an important degree of flexibility.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Edinburgh ?

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

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

Carpool from Manchester to Edinburgh

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Edinburgh ride. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get Manchester-Edinburgh rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Edinburgh!

Before you book your Manchester-Edinburgh ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

 
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