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Trip Manchester Edinburgh

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Manchester to Edinburgh

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How to get from Manchester to Edinburgh?

We are suggesting 16 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Edinburgh. 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 Manchester Edinburgh 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 Manchester and Edinburgh on a map as well as the route Manchester Edinburgh and the different connecting points (Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, Edinburgh Coach Station, Edinburgh Airport, Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester Edinburgh

For your trip from Manchester (England, United Kingdom) to Edinburgh (Scotland, 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 Manchester Edinburgh is a direct bound.
Trains of First TransPennine Express to Edinburgh leave from Manchester Piccadilly railway station in Manchester. Arrival in Edinburgh will take place at Edinburgh Waverley station (0.1 mi from the city centre).
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Manchester-Edinburgh that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Manchester. The bus will drop you off at Edinburgh bus station (11.2 mi from Edinburgh, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Manchester bus station (0.2 mi from Manchester) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Edinburgh.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Manchester-Edinburgh.
The direct flight Manchester > Edinburgh will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Manchester and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Manchester International MAN airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Edinburgh (Edinburgh airport, IATA code: EDI) operated by FlyBE.

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Edinburgh?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Edinburgh (Scotland United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Edinburgh where the coach will drop you off at Edinburgh station situated at about 11.2 mi from Edinburgh city centre.
Railway companies
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection Manchester-Edinburgh with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
CrossCountry transports passengers on a rail line from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey Carlisle-Edinburgh with the train from Carlisle railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
East Coast provides a rail connection from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
ScotRail transports passengers on a rail line Glasgow-Edinburgh with the train from Glasgow Central railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Edinburgh (175.2 mi)
Airlines
FlyBE carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Edinburgh (arrival at Edinburgh EDI airport)

Stop cities from Manchester or cities to visit near Edinburgh

When travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Glasgow located at 42 mi from Edinburgh, Hamilton 35 mi away from Edinburgh, Carlisle situated at 102 mi from Manchester and at approximately 75 mi from Edinburgh (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Edinburgh or back to Manchester, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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