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You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$2 - $21|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $21 (€18) • 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Scotrail|
Travel 41 miles (66 km) by bus or train from Edinburgh to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
Located just 50 miles apart, it's convenient for travelers in the UK to take either the train or bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The fastest direct method of travel is by train with journeys taking less than an hour with ScotRail trains. Bus journeys between the two cities take between 1 hour and 1:40 h depending upon route and transportation company.
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Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Buses traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow depart from Edinburgh's Elder Street bus station and take at least 1:10 h to arrive at Glasgow's Buchanan bus station. All buses that travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow are operated by National Express with the first bus departing Edinburgh at 5:15 a.m. Approximately 36 buses travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow per day.
Taking a train is the fastest way to fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Trains traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow depart from Edinburgh's Waverley train station and take approximately 50 minutes to arrive at Glasgow's Queen Street train station. All trains traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow are operated by ScotRail with the first train departing Edinburgh at 8:00 a.m. Approximately 10 trains travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow per day.
Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Taking a bus is €10 cheaper on average when compared with taking a train, while only taking 20 minutes longer to arrive in Glasgow. Buses travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow 36 times per day, while trains travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow 10 times per day. Both trains and buses travel from Edinbiurgh to Glasgow directly.
You can travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:
Taking a bus is usually $19 (€16) less than taking a train to Glasgow, which costs on average $21 (€18) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by train with an average journey time of 48 min.
There are alternative travel options to Glasgow that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 15 min.
You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Edinburgh and Glasgow as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Edinburgh to Glasgow:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the following travel companies:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Glasgow as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh.
Before traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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