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Timetable Glasgow to Edinburgh

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01:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48AMEdinburgh
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06:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 07:12AMEdinburgh
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06:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 07:51AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 10:12AMEdinburgh
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09:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:06AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 11:12AMEdinburgh
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10:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:36AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:51AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 12:12PMEdinburgh
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11:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 01:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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12:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 01:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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12:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 01:12PMEdinburgh
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12:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 01:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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12:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 01:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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12:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 02:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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01:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 02:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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01:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 02:12PMEdinburgh
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01:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 02:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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01:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 02:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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01:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 03:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 03:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 03:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 03:12PMEdinburgh
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02:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 03:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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02:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 04:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 04:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 04:12PMEdinburgh
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03:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 04:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 04:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 05:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:55PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h20 05:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 05:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 05:12PMEdinburgh
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04:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 05:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 05:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 06:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 06:21PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 06:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 06:12PMEdinburgh
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05:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 06:51PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 07:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h18 07:18PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h17 07:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 07:12PMEdinburgh
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06:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 07:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:14PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 08:12PMEdinburgh
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07:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 09:13PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 09:12PMEdinburgh
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08:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 09:43PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 10:13PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 10:12PMEdinburgh
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09:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 10:43PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h11 11:11PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 11:12PMEdinburgh
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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h11 11:41PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 12:14AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 11:52PMEdinburgh
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The fastest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 12 m

Buses per day

87

Distance

67 km

Of the 87 buses that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 87 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 12 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 48 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 21 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.

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03:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48AMEdinburgh
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$211One-way
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01:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48AMEdinburgh
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$211One-way
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02:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48AMEdinburgh
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$211One-way
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 11:52PMEdinburgh
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$181One-way
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04:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 05:22AMEdinburgh
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$181One-way

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$24Scotrail
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$24Scotrail
$12National Express
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$24Scotrail
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$12National Express
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$24Scotrail
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The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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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 Glasgow to Edinburgh 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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02:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 04:06PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
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10:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h11 11:41PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
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08:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 09:21AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
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10:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h11 11:11PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
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06:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 07:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way

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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
1 hours 21 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $8
Buses depart from:Glasgow
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:67 km
Bus Companies:National Express, Megabus
Bus companies

National Express between Glasgow and Edinburgh

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

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the Glasgow to Edinburgh journey, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can take a bus with National Express for the 41 miles (66 km) journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh on Omio today!

These are National Express' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh:

  • 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh

Buses in the United Kingdom are an affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international routes. Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh run almost every hour throughout the day. The journey duration takes between 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes. The first bus of the day departs Glasgow before 7 in the morning with the last service leaving after 8 in the evening. Services are operated by National Express. All journeys on this route are direct.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€6

1 Day in Advance

€6

1 Week in Advance

€6

2 Weeks in Advance

€6

1 Month in Advance

€6

3 Months in Advance

€6

Glasgow to Edinburgh Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than the train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 1hour and 5 minutes to arrive in Edinburgh.

  • autobus Most Glasgow to Edinburgh buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from Glasgow's bus station and arriving at Edinburgh bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus takes as little as 1 hours and 15 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Glasgow to Edinburgh bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

Glasgow Buchanan bus station, which is next to Glasgow Queen Street railway station, is where buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart from. The bus station is a short walk to the north of Glasgow Central railway station, however, a shuttle bus is also on hand to ferry passengers from one station to another. Buchanan bus station is the largest bus station in Scotland and from there it's possible to take buses to Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen. The bus station is well connected to the public transport network. Regular services between Monday and Friday end at around midnight; there are night buses on the weekend.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

As the capital of Scotland and one of the most popular cities in the UK, Edinburgh is rich in history and culture. The city is very picturesque with a mixture of both Victorian and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh's beautiful old town is centered around the Royal Mile, where most of the main sights can be seen. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival which sees plenty of music, comedy and theatre across various city venues and on ​the streets. A visit to the impressive Edinburgh castle is a must. Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station, situated in the city center, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. From there, many of the main sights in Edinburgh are well within walking distance, including the castle. Edinburgh's public transport network is extensive and tram and bus stops are near to the coach station. Night bus services and taxis are also available.

Travel Tips

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Take the bus to Edinburgh 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh.
FAQs
How much does a cheap bus to Edinburgh from Glasgow cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh for as low as $7 (€5)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Edinburgh from Glasgow on average?
If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Glasgow to Edinburgh bus price to come in at an average of $8 (€6)  one way.
What is the distance to Edinburgh from Glasgow by bus?
You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km)  from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus.
How long is the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
On average the Glasgow to Edinburgh bus time is 1 h 11 min  covering the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Glasgow to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh bus station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

When departing from Glasgow, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Glasgow, Buchanan and Glasgow, Hampden Park. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your journey in bus stations like Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

Omio customers book a bus from Glasgow Central   to Edinburgh, Elder Street   most frequently for this route.

Where is the bus station in Glasgow? Where is the bus station in Edinburgh?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival bus station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Edinburgh.

What bus providers go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
For the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh you can take a bus with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh with 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 route.
When does the first bus depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh? When does the last bus depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The first Glasgow to Edinburgh bus departs at 7: 00 AM   and the last bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves at 10: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus companies offering this route and save money. If you buy bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $8 (€6) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh a few months in advance.
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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.