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

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Train  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Oxford Road

£65 - £100

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Bus  •  6h 44m

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

£10 - £14

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Train via Wigan Wallgate  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western

£85 - £276

Rideshare  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Manchester 212.7 miles

£15 - £28

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange 213.1 miles

£30 - £50

Fly Edinburgh to Manchester  •  5h 12m

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

£52 - £224

Fly Edinburgh to Liverpool, train  •  5h 32m

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

£41 - £181

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  5h 43m

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

£61 - £286

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Manchester  •  5h 56m

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

£89 - £413

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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange is to bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange is to train which costs £65 - £100 and takes 3h 21m.

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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 Royal Exchange is 176 miles. The road distance is 213.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m 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 Royal Exchange bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Royal Exchange train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs £65 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 6h 44m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £230 and takes 5h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange.
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  • Distance: 175.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Royal Exchange, Manchester, 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 Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via London Luton, Jersey
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £250
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£27 - £120
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £650
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£250 - £550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £370
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £270
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£200 - £270
Train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £120
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
Hourly
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 45m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Once 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
3 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 and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Royal Exchange is 213 miles. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Edinburgh to Royal Exchange.

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Loganair, Brussels Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Royal Exchange. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Royal Exchange. 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 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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