The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Cheapest

$3

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 $ 3.

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09:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 10:13PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$31One-way
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03:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 05:16PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way
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04:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 05:31PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way
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02:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 03:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way
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06:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h45 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way

Timetable Glasgow to Edinburgh

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01:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h10 02:10AMEdinburgh
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01:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48AMEdinburgh
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02:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h10 03:10AMEdinburgh
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02:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48AMEdinburgh
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03:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h10 04:10AMEdinburgh
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03:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48AMEdinburgh
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04:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 04:52AMEdinburgh
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04:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h15 05:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 05:22AMEdinburgh
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04:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h15 05:45AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h10 06:10AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h13 06:28AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h54 06:09AMEdinburgh
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05:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h16 06:46AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h19 07:04AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h36 07:36AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 07:12AMEdinburgh
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06:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h42 07:57AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h45 08:15AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h50 08:35AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h50 08:50AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:05AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h15 08:30AMEdinburgh
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07:20AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h20 08:40AMEdinburgh
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07:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h45 09:30AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h40 09:40AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h33 09:48AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 09:12AMEdinburgh
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08:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h30 10:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h25 10:10AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:21AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 10:12AMEdinburgh
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09:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:36AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:30AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:51AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:45AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:06AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:21AMEdinburgh, 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, Buchanan0h57 12:12PMEdinburgh
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11:15AMGlasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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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, Buchanan1h21 01:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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12:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 01:12PMEdinburgh
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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, Buchanan1h21 04:36PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 04:12PMEdinburgh
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03:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h26 04:56PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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03:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 05:16PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 05:31PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 05:46PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 05:12PMEdinburgh
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04:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 06:01PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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04:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h31 06:16PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h32 06:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h57 06:12PMEdinburgh
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05:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h35 06:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h29 06:59PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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05:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h26 07:11PMEdinburgh, 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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08:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h05 09:05PMEdinburgh
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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, Buchanan0h52 11:52PMEdinburgh
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 12:14AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Thu
Sep 23
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Sep 26
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Sep 27
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Sep 28
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Sep 29
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Sep 30
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 1
$24Scotrail
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Oct 2
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 3
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 4
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Oct 5
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Oct 6
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 7
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 10
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 11
$24Scotrail
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$24Scotrail
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Oct 13
$24Scotrail
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The fastest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Buses per day

95

Distance

67 km

Of the 95 buses that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 95 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 48 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 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
01:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48AMEdinburgh
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$201One-way
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03:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48AMEdinburgh
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$201One-way
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02:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48AMEdinburgh
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$201One-way
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11:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 11:52PMEdinburgh
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$171One-way
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04:00AMGlasgow, Buchanan0h52 04:52AMEdinburgh
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$171One-way

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Bus Information to Edinburgh from Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$4 (€4)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long route taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $4 (€4), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $3 (€2). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Bus companies

Travel with National Express between Glasgow and Edinburgh

National Express buses will get you from Glasgow to Edinburgh from $3 (€2). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    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 do cheap buses to Edinburgh from Glasgow cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $3 (€2)  one way.
    What is the cost of a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    The bus price to Edinburgh from Glasgow is on average $4 (€4)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    What is the distance to Edinburgh from Glasgow by bus?
    The bus distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh is around 41 miles (66 km).
    What is the Glasgow to Edinburgh bus travel time?
    On average the Glasgow to Edinburgh bus travel time is 1 h 13 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel 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 route from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station 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 departure bus station in Glasgow located? Where is the arrival bus station in Edinburgh located?

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

    Which bus providers can take me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    For the best Glasgow to Edinburgh bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Glasgow and Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Is there a direct bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    Yes, you can search for direct buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
    When does the first bus depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh? When does the last bus depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    You can take the earliest bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh at 6: 20 AM   or take the last bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaving at 8: 30 PM. Look for the latest Glasgow to Edinburgh bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
    How early should I book bus tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh to score 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 journey and save money. If you purchase bus tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $4 (€4) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh a few months in advance.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
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    WC

    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.