There is just one over night National Express bus service a day from Surrey Street bus station in Norwich to Edinburgh. The coach leaves at 17:10 and you have to change at Victoria Coach Station, London. The total journey takes 14 hours 14 minutes. A single ticket costs 15 GBP and a return costs between 68 GBP and– 79 GBP depending on how far in advance you book your ticket. For timetable and the latest prices click the button below:
After booking online, you will be issued with an e-ticket, which you need to print out and take with you, or an m-ticket, which is sent to your mobile phone. Otherwise you can get a ticket at the bus station.
If you have plenty of time and are looking for the cheapest option you could consider using the Megabus route from Norwich to Sheffield and then changing to another MegaBus from Sheffield to Edinburgh. Megabus offer some amazingly cheap fares, starting at as little as 1.50 GBP for a single between cities if you book far enough in advance. To check timetables and prices click the button below:
The train is the best way to get to Edinburgh, as there is only an overnight coach service from Norwich. There is a train every two hours to Edinburgh, and you need to change in Peterborough. The journey time is around 5 ½ - 6 ½ hours. A single journey is around 45 GBP or an off peak return is about 115 GBP.
The UK train ticketing system is notoriously complicated. It is usually cheaper to buy your tickets up to 6pm on the day before you travel than on the day. And fares are more expensive if you travel before 09:30. You get the best fares by booking up to three months in advance. You can buy your tickets online, at the station ticket counter, or from the ticket machines on the main concourse. If you book online you will need to collect your tickets from the ticket machine using the same credit card you used to book your tickets online.