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London - Finchley Road
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Bus London to Edinburgh: Trip Overview

Bus London to Edinburgh: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$32
Average bus trip duration9h 40m
Number of daily buses17
Earliest bus departure12:10 AM
Distance332 miles (535 km)
Latest bus departure11:59 PM

London to Edinburgh Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses17
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:10AM - 11:59PM
Minimum Price$20
Average Ticket Price$32
Minimum Trip Duration8h1m
Average Bus Trip Duration9h40m
Distance332 miles (535 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteMegabus UK, National Express, FlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip London - Edinburgh

You can take a bus or a train to go from London to Edinburgh. Both are practical and sustainable ways to travel to Edinburgh. Another option is using carpool services and riding with fellow travelers.

The average travel time from London to Edinburgh is about 9h 40m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 8h 1m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 332 miles (535 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating London and Edinburgh is 332 miles (535 km).

You can choose from 17 travel times and travel with Megabus UK, National Express and FlixBus. The number of buses from London to Edinburgh can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from London to Edinburgh as smooth as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service operates between 12:10 AM and 11:59 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from London to Edinburgh leave from Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Bus Station. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. With prices starting at $16, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.

You can expect to pay around $32 for a bus ticket. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $16 to $166, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Once in Edinburgh, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Royal Botanic Garden, Rosslyn Chapel, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Gilmerton Cove and Mountain Biking.

Yes, you can take a night bus to go from London to Edinburgh. Make sure to pack a blanket and a snack to make your trip more comfortable.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from London to Edinburgh was searched and found on Dec 12, 2023 with a price of $20

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from London to Edinburgh, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $20 to $118 for a bus ticket from London to Edinburgh based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $20 which is on 2023-12-12.

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.

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 one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from London to Edinburgh will emit less CO2 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.

What's the cheapest way to go from London to Edinburgh?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time9h 40mAvg Price$32Daily Departures17
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time4h 42mAvg Price$105Daily Departures10
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel Time8h 40mAvg Price$65Daily Departures1

The best way to travel between London and Edinburgh is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $32 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $16. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Edinburgh, choose the bus, as it will take you from London to Edinburgh in about 4h 42m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to London by bus?

Bus from Edinburgh to London

You can also go to Edinburgh by train

Train from London to Edinburgh

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