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How to get to and from Manchester Airport from Edinburgh


Manchester Airport to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is 224 miles north of Manchester Airport. There are a number of ways to travel to and from Manchester Airport from Edinburgh.

By train

Regular trains connect Manchester Airport and Edinburgh Waverley station. The average journey time is between 3 and 4 hours, with the fastest trains making the journey in 3 hours 14 minutes. Some trains connect in Newcastle, York, Preston or at Manchester Piccadilly but there are also direct trains between Edinburgh and the airport.

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By coach

You can travel from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh by coach. The fastest, most direct buses take around 7 hours to make the journey. Overnight coaches can get you door to door in 6 hours 45 minutes.

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By car

Driving between Edinburgh and Manchester Airport takes around 4 hours via the M6, A74(M) and A702. Alternatively, a scenic route is the A7 through the beautiful Scottish Borders. If you choose to drive from Edinburgh to Manchester Airport it could be a good option to make the journey the night before your flight and stay in an airport hotel. If you don’t have your own car you can hire a car from the airport. 

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