Buses from London to Edinburgh

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Fri 23 Feb

10:00 22:00
37 €
12:00 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

22:30 08:00
19 €
09:30 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

22:30 08:00
23 €
09:30 hrs

Mon 26 Feb

22:30 08:00
23 €
09:30 hrs

Tue 27 Feb

22:30 08:00
15 €
09:30 hrs

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London to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration10h 13m
Bus arrives inEdinburgh
Buses depart fromLondon
Coach Ticket Price 15.61 €
Distance534 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from London to Edinburgh

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.

    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.

    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.

    Economy single

    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    On The Day Single

    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    Standard single

    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

Buses from London to Edinburgh

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering service on both domestic and international routes. National Express is the main providers of the 11 daily buses from London to Edinburgh. These services commence during the morning rush hour and leave London every few hours thereafter with the last bus leaving just before midnight. National Express offers mostly direct services with some requiring either a change at Birmingham or Manchester.

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London to Edinburgh Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Edinburgh when you book in advance

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Average Price

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1 Day in Advance


1 Week in Advance


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1 Month in Advance


3 Months in Advance


London to Edinburgh Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than flying it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 9½ hours to arrive in Edinburgh.

  • autobus Most London to Edinburgh buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from London's Victoria bus station and arriving at Edinburgh bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Edinburgh by bus takes as little as 9 hours and 30 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Edinburgh buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 32% cheaper to book a London to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Edinburgh bus tickets are 60% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

Buses from London to Edinburgh depart from London Victoria bus station, the biggest bus station in London. Which is not be confused with the closely located and the similarly named Victoria Bus station which provides local buses in and around the London area. The bus station is accessible via these local bus routes and the underground station which is served by the Circle, District and Victoria lines. The London underground's services usually stop at around midnight and from there after night buses and taxis are available.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

The second most populated city in Scotland and the capital, Edinburgh is one of the finest cities in the UK. Surrounded by hills and with the sea sparkling at its edge, Edinburgh is a very scenic stopover. Take in the city from up on Carlton Hill, or if feeling a little more adventurous, hike up to Arthurs Seat for an even more impressive view of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. It's well worth visiting Edinburgh during New Year when the famous Hogmanay street party takes place, one of the biggest New Years Eve street parties in the world. Whatever you do, don't miss a visit to Edinburgh Castle which presides over the center of the city and if you have time, be sure to visit the zoo, in a beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of the city. All buses from London to Edinburgh terminate at Edinburgh Coach Station, which is located in the city center, less than a mile away from the Edinburgh Waverly station; making the rest of UK easily accessible. For those arriving in Edinburgh at night, there are night buses that run until 4:30 a.m. and taxis run 24/7.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh bus station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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