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The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Buses per day

96

Distance

67 km

Of the 96 buses that leave Edinburgh for Glasgow every day 96 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:25PMEdinburgh0h50 12:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
12:23AMEdinburgh0h52 01:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$81One-way
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12:53AMEdinburgh0h52 01:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$211One-way
02:56AMEdinburgh0h55 03:51AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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01:26AMEdinburgh0h55 02:21AMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$211One-way

Prices across different modes

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Jun 15
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$7Megabus
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Jun 16
$25Scotrail
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Jun 17
$25Scotrail
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$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
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$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 21
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 22
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$7Megabus
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Jun 23
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 24
$12Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 25
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 26
$21Scotrail
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Jun 27
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Jun 28
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 29
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jun 30
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jul 1
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
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$21Scotrail
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$21Scotrail
$13National Express
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$25Scotrail
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The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Cheapest

$8

Average

$11

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow will cost around $ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
1 hours 20 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $8
Buses depart from:Edinburgh
Bus arrives in:Glasgow
Distance:67 km
Bus Companies:National Express, Megabus
Bus companies

National Express between Edinburgh and Glasgow

For as little as $7 (€5) you can travel by bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow with National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Edinburgh to Glasgow route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Edinburgh to Glasgow bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Bus departs several times an hour to Glasgow in Edinburgh. They take travellers comfortably from one Scottish city to another in just 1:00 to 1:45 hours. All bus connections offered on the route are direct journeys without changing trains.

Which bus companies drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

On the Edinburgh - Glasgow route, the modern buses of the British transport company National Express are on the move.

How long does the bus ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow take?

If you're travelling by bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow, you don't have to change buses while you're driving. The direct journeys last between 1:00 h and 1:45 h.

How often can I take the bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

Up to five times per hour you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The first bus leaves the Edinburgh Bus Station in Elder Street early in the morning at 5:20 a.m.. The latest departure of the day is around 0:00 am.

Bus stations on the Edinburgh - Glasgow route?

At which bus station does the bus depart in Edinburgh? The starting point for all bus services on the route is the Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street. It is located in the city centre not far from Saint Andrew Square.

At which bus station does the bus arrive in Glasgow? The buses coming from Edinburgh end their journey at Buchanan Bus Station, less than 0.5 kilometres from Glasgow Queen Street Central Metro Station.

Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Take the bus to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
FAQs
How much are cheap buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow to cost as little as $7 (€5)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket between Edinburgh and Glasgow?
The Edinburgh to Glasgow bus ticket price is on average $7 (€5)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Edinburgh to Glasgow by bus?
You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km)  to Glasgow from Edinburgh by bus.
What is the Edinburgh to Glasgow bus travel time?
The bus time from Edinburgh to Glasgow is on average 1 h 15 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Edinburgh and Glasgow by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What bus station in Edinburgh goes to Glasgow? What bus station do I come into Glasgow from Edinburgh?

Some of the Edinburgh bus stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Glasgow include Glasgow, Buchanan and Glasgow, Hampden Park.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Glasgow, Buchanan.

Where do I find the Edinburgh bus station to Glasgow? Where is the Glasgow bus station?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival bus station in Glasgow, called Glasgow, Buchanan, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which bus providers can take me to Glasgow from Edinburgh?
When taking a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Glasgow from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Are there any direct buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow with National Express or Megabus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
When can I take the first bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this route departs from Edinburgh at 5: 45 AM. The last bus leaves from Edinburgh at 11: 23 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Edinburgh to Glasgow and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase bus tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow for the best deals?
If you book the Edinburgh to Glasgow bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $7 (€5). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.