Did not like the last stop-walkway over road-only time to go to loo. We had about 3 or 4 other stops. We were on a second bus that national express must use for excess of passengers .Dim lights on the whole time
The inside of the bus was very cold. Although we had to warn them a lot of times, the drivers certainly did not care. Even though we were making a night trip, the air conditioners were set too cold. The bus was freezing. It was an uncomfortable journey for me that lasted for 11 hours in the freezing cold.
Bus was clean (even the toilet) and as comfortable as a bus could be I guess. Picked up and arrived at the proper times. Staff was strict on policies (i.e.: no alcohol, as one customer found out) but friendly. Only downside my USB charger at my seat was broken.
Despite calling ahead to advise that we were unavoidably held up by the incompetence of British rail staff and that we would arrive at exactly the time the bus was due to leave after travelling for 24 hours with a child National Express refused to assist us. We arrived just as the bus was leaving and they refused to let us board.
Frequently asked questions on the trip London - Edinburgh
How much does a bus ticket from London to Edinburgh cost?
The average bus ticket price from London to Edinburgh is $47. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Edinburgh is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from London to Edinburgh?
The average travel time between London and Edinburgh is around 9h 10m, although the fastest bus will take about 8h.This is the time it takes to travel the 535 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between London and Edinburgh?
The number of buses from London to Edinburgh can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 12 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from London to Edinburgh by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from London to Edinburgh?
When taking the bus from London to Edinburgh, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, Megabus, National Express.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from London to Edinburgh?
Buses travelling between London and Edinburgh leave from Victoria Coach Station or Finchley Road and arrive at Bus Station.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from London to Edinburgh costs around CA$68 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from London to Edinburgh vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$150 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$33.
Usually National Express will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save CA$8.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from London to Edinburgh but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from London to Edinburgh, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from London to Edinburgh will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from London to Edinburgh.
Did you know?
Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.
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