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There are 9 ways to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road

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Bus  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express

7 alternative options

Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Oxford Road

Rideshare  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Manchester 212.7 miles

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Princess Street 213.8 miles

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN

Fly Edinburgh to Liverpool, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Liverpool (LPL) EDI - LPL
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN

Edinburgh to Princess Street by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Princess Street is around 3h 7m and covers a distance of around 222 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 2m. Services are operated by TransPennine Express Service. Typically 53 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
3h 7m
Fastest journey time:
3h 2m
Journey distance:
222 miles
Services per week:
53
Cheapest price:
£65
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:12
Last service departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Princess Street train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 6h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street is to train which costs £65 - £100 and takes 3h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Manchester Oxford Road. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Princess Street is 176 miles. The road distance is 213.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs £65 - £100.

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The train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road takes 3h 7m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Edinburgh to Princess Street bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Princess Street train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 6h 37m, you could also fly, which costs £19 - £120 and takes 5h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Princess Street.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 176.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Princess Street, England?

TransPennine Express Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road every 4 hours. Tickets cost £65 - £100 and the journey takes 3h 7m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £14 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Jersey
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove), Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Gatwick, Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£95 - £220
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Newquay
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£200 - £650
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £130
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Exeter
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £2,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£450 - £850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £950
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £15
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £19
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £160
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Edinburgh to Princess Street bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Edinburgh to Princess Street train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Princess Street is 214 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Edinburgh to Princess Street.

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Blue Islands Limited, Air France, Aer Lingus and eight other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 372+ hotels available in Princess Street. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Princess Street. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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