Manchester to Edinburgh

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

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Trip Manchester Edinburgh

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

How to get from Manchester to Edinburgh?

We are suggesting 1 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:
  • Sort results depending on the mode of transportation (train, bus, carpooling, plane).
  • 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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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
Virgin Trains provides a rail connection Preston-Edinburgh with the train from Preston railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
ScotRail 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)
Northern Rail operates the train journey Manchester-Preston with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Preston at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
First TransPennine Express provides a rail connection from Manchester to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
East Coast 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)
CrossCountry operates the train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Glasgow Central station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
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)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Edinburgh (175.2 mi)

All modes of transport Manchester-Edinburgh

Read more information about each means of transport:

Train Manchester to Edinburgh

Manchester Edinburgh train companies

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

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.

Is Manchester connected to Edinburgh with a direct train?

Indeed, the cities of Edinburgh and Manchester are linked with a direct train connection. The schedule may vary along the week, and direct trains may only operate on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Manchester-Edinburgh train ticket on Vivanoda.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

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 has a very positive environmental impact since it optimizes the capacity of the car and it also allows saving money.

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.

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.
  • Despite a longer time of travel, the Manchester-Edinburgh route should be cheaper with connected flights.

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Edinburgh

  • EDI Edinburgh

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

Manchester to Edinburgh bus

This coach route is operated without any change between Manchester to Edinburgh

You may still have doubts to get to Edinburgh by bus. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Edinburgh.

  • During the trip Manchester Edinburgh, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • You are driven to Edinburgh by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 175 mi trip.

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Edinburgh' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

Bus stops at arrival in Edinburgh

When you arrive in Edinburgh, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Edinburgh

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Edinburgh?

MegaBus and National Express are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Edinburgh with direct service.

MegaBus Manchester EdinburghNational Express Manchester Edinburgh

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