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London to Edinburgh by National Express & Megabus


National Express coach from London to Edinburgh

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Coach services from London to Edinburgh are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Edinburgh. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers up to 4 direct services per day, while Megabus has about 4 connections a day.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Edinburgh, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Edinburgh only, the coaches run on larger distances and Edinburgh is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach links between London and Edinburgh have various numbers, there is no specific line. There are also some indirect NXs’ routes between these cities, which require connecting at Birmingham Coach Station. M17 & M20 are the Megabus lines from London to Edinburgh.

Megabus coach service from London to Edinburgh

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Most of the services from Edinburgh to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Edinburgh with National Express and Megabus takes about 9½ hours. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Edinburgh.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

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Timetables and fares...

London to Edinburgh by National Express

National Express service number 591
591
596 594
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - a
b 2
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 09:00 12:00 23:00 23:00
LONDON, (Golders Green)
Dep. 09:35 - - 23:25
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Dep. - - 23:35 -
TROWELL SERVICES, Pause Time - - - 15mins
WOODALL SERVICES, Pause Time 35mins - - -
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, Pause
Time - - 30mins -
FERRYBRIDGE SERVICES, Pause Time - 45mins - 15mins
EDINBURGH, Bus Station
Arr. 18:35k 21:10 7:40 7:55

 

Edinburgh to London by National Express

National Express service number 591
591 596 594
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation c - d 1
EDINBURGH, Bus Station Dep. 07:30 9:45 22:00 21:45
FERRYBRIDGE SERVICES, Pause Time 45mins - - 15mins
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, Pause Time - - 30mins -
WOODALL SERVICES, Pause Time - 35mins - -
TROWELL SERVICES, Pause Time - - - 15mins
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Arr. - - 5:55 -
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. - 19:05k - 5:55
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 16:50k 19:50k 6:40 6:20

k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding 29 March, but additionally 28 March).
25 December - No service.
1 = Does not operate 24 December.
2 = On 24 December, all points from Morpeth onwards will be set-down only.
c = Operates 20 - 23, 26 - 30 December & 1 - 3 January.
a = Operates 21 - 24, 27 - 31 December & 2 - 4 January.
d = Operates from 27 March until 1 April.
b = Operates from 28 March until 2 April.
Normal service will operate on all other occasions.

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON (Golders Green), Bus, Station, Stops GD/GE
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station
EDINBURGH, Bus Station
WOODALL SERVICES, M1 Motorway
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only
FERRYBRIDGE SERVICES, junction A1/M62 Motorway
TROWELL SERVICES, M1 Motorway

Prices for online tickets

London to Edinburgh by NX
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online Booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Edinburgh (Standard)
from £42.80 from £64.70 from £34.20 from £51.80 from £21.40 from £32.35
London to Edinburgh
Edinburgh to London (Standard) from £42.80 from £64.70 from £34.20 from £51.80 from £21.40 from £32.35 Edinburgh to London
London to Edinburgh (APEX/Funfare) from £16 one way from £16 one way from £16 one way London to Edinburgh
Edinburgh to London (APEX/Funfare) from £16 one way from £16 one way from £16 one way Edinburgh to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Edinburgh by Megabus

Various service numbers

MB

MB MB MB MG
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 09:30 15:00 16:30 22:30 23:00
EDINBURGH, St Andrew's Square Bus Station Dep. 19:00 01:15 01:40 7:35 7:15

MG = MegabusGold sleeper service

Edinburgh to London by Megabus

Various service numbers MB MB MB MG MB
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
EDINBURGH, St Andrew's Square Bus Station Dep. 05:15 05:45 11:35 22:45 23:00
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:30 15:30 21:00 6:50 8:00

MG = MegabusGold sleeper service

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
EDINBURGH, St Andrew's Square Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Edinburgh by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Edinburgh
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Edinburgh
Edinburgh to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Edinburgh to London

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Edinburgh

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Edinburgh National Express up to 4 per day approx 9:30 stops & times from £16
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Edinburgh to London National Express up to 4 per day approx 9:30 stops & times from £16 Book now
London to Edinburgh Megabus 5 per day approx 9:30 stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Edinburgh to London Megabus 5 per day approx 9:30 stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Edinburgh?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Edinburgh are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
 Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy your ticket online

Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Edinburgh. Trains & airlines services within the UK

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Edinburgh or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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