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from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Sep 18 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$71One-way
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07:15PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$71One-way
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07:00PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$71One-way
07:30PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 08:45PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$71One-way
07:45PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h15 09:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan
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$81One-way

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Fri
Sep 17
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Sep 18
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Sep 19
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Sep 20
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Tue
Sep 21
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Wed
Sep 22
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
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Sep 23
$24Scotrail
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Fri
Sep 24
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 5
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
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Oct 6
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Thu
Oct 7
$24Scotrail
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • () • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a bus or train to travel 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow. A bus is best for those looking to save money on this route, with tickets costing about (). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

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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.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€6

1:10 h

1 Day Before

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€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 go from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way 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 () compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

Taking a bus is usually $21 (€17) less than taking a train to Glasgow, which costs on average $24 (€19) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh is by travel with an average travel time of 0 h 0 min.

Other travel options to Glasgow can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 52 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 52 min   on average.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Glasgow would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Glasgow as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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 who purchase a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • 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 take you to Glasgow by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow for $3 (€2).
  • 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).
Can I travel directly to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express or Megabus.

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 between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Edinburgh and Glasgow ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow don't make Glasgow their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Glasgow are London, Manchester or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Glasgow to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Edinburgh to Glasgow one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $3 (€2) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $24 (€19) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Glasgow
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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
Amenities
Refreshments
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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.