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Cheap bus tickets and times from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Jun 19

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

58 m

Average

1 h 51 m

Buses per day

143

Distance

67 km

Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh start from $6 with an average ticket price of $6.

The fastest bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 58m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 51m and covers a distance of 67 km.

143 buses leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day with 125 travelling directly.

Cheapest
FlixBus
04:10PM1h20
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
05:30PMEdinburgh
$61One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
07:45AM1h10
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
08:55AMEdinburgh
$61One-way
0 transfers
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FlixBus
07:30PM1h20
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
08:50PMEdinburgh
$61One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
06:35AM1h30
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
08:05AMEdinburgh
$61One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
01:35PM1h30
Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station
03:05PMEdinburgh
$61One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesMegabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or ScotRail

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long route taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or ScotRail. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and arrive in Edinburgh, Bus Station.

Bus providers: Megabus, National Express and FlixBus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

Glasgow to Edinburgh bus information with ScotRail:

  • Average Duration: 47 min
  • Cheapest Price: $20
  • ScotRail frequency: 49 a day

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 Return buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow | Compare all modes of traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh | Or learn more about buses to Edinburgh


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.

FAQs: Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

FAQs: Take the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
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Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh can start from as little as $5 (€4) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Glasgow to Edinburgh is $8 (€7); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The bus time from Glasgow to Edinburgh is on average 1 h 10 min   for the 41 mile (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Glasgow and Edinburgh by bus can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves at 6: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves at 11: 00 PM.
For the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh you can take a bus with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus, TransPennine Express or ScotRail. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Glasgow, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow, Hampden Park and Glasgow, Bothwell Street / Blythswood Street (University). When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your trip in bus stations like Edinburgh, Bus Station, Edinburgh, Barnton Junction and Edinburgh, North Bridge.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Edinburgh, Bus Station, located 0.4 miles (687 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 10 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh is May.
You have options as you can travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh 2 different ways: train or bus.

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