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from Edinburgh to Glasgow

You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Jun 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$81One-way
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07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$81One-way
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07:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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07:30PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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07:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 09:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$81One-way

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Mon
Jun 21
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Jun 22
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jun 23
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jun 24
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jun 25
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Jun 26
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Jun 27
$21Scotrail
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Mon
Jun 28
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$12National Express
Tue
Jun 29
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jun 30
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jul 1
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jul 2
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Jul 3
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Jul 4
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Jul 5
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Jul 6
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jul 7
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jul 8
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jul 9
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Jul 10
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$7Megabus
Sun
Jul 11
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus

How to Travel 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.

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow | Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow | Return trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Edinburgh to Glasgow Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€6

1:10 h

1 Day Before

trains

€16

0:49 h

1 Day Before


What is the best way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

Cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow


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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.


Fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow


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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.


Most popular way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow


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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.


How to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 58,28% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I reach Glasgow from Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow including taking a bus or train.

What is the distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • Megabus can get you to Glasgow by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow for $7 (€5) on Omio.
  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Glasgow. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available from Edinburgh to Glasgow with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express or Megabus.
  • You can travel directly by train with Scotrail.

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 from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $7 (€5) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $24 (€19) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€5) compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A bus is generally $18 (€14) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $24 (€19) from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

What is the fastest way to travel to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 52 min.

Other travel options to Glasgow can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 15 min  on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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.
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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.