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$24Scotrail
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$24Scotrail
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$24Scotrail
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$24Scotrail
$2Flixbus
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$21Scotrail
$2Flixbus
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$21Scotrail
$2Flixbus
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$24Scotrail
$2Flixbus
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$24Scotrail
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Travel Information to Glasgow from Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

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

Average Price

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: Travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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FAQs

How do I travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

You can travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

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.

What is the quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

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.

How far is Glasgow from Edinburgh?

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

How many services a day are there to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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.

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

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

  • Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow most often leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Glasgow by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets on Omio for $2 (€2).
  • Scotrail can take you to Glasgow by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Edinburgh to Glasgow for $21 (€18).

Can I find a direct route from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

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

  • You can find around 25 direct trains per day and travel 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 to Glasgow from Edinburgh.

Where should I go next after I travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Glasgow usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Birmingham from Glasgow, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I buy 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 buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $21 (€18) one way on average.

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.