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from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:14PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way
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07:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:14PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 07:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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07:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h17 07:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$71One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Sep 20
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Sep 21
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Sep 22
$19Scotrail
$3Megabus
Thu
Sep 23
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Oct 6
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Thu
Oct 7
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$24Scotrail
$3Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$21Scotrail
$3Megabus

Travel Information from Glasgow to Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€5) • 1 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€19) • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a bus or train to travel 41 miles (66 km) to Edinburgh from Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

How to Travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Located just under 70 kilometers apart, the journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh is a popular one for travelers in the United Kingdom. Train is often the fastest method for this journey, with a direct service from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley taking just under an hour.

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

Glasgow to Edinburgh Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€6

1:07 h

1 Day Before

trains

€16

0:51 h

1 Day Before


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

Cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh


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Taking a bus is the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Buses traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart from Glasgow's Buchanan bus station and take at least 1:07 h to arrive at Edinburgh's Elder Street bus station. All buses that travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh are operated by National Express with the first bus departing Glasgow at 4:00 a.m. Approximately 34 buses travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh per day.


Fastest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh


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Taking a train is the fastest way to fastest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Trains traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart from either Glasgow Central or Queen Street train station and take approximately 50 minutes to arrive at Edinburgh's Waverley train station. All trains traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh are operated by ScotRail with the first train departing Glasgow at 8:00 a.m. Approximately 10 trains travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh per day.


Most popular way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Taking a bus is €10 cheaper on average when compared with taking a train, while only taking 20 minutes longer to arrive in Edinburgh. Buses travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh 34 times per day, while trains travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh 10 times per day. Both trains and buses travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh directly.


How to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 55,03% 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh. 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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Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

National Express offers buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh once an hour from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Buses depart from Glasgow's Buchanan bus station and arrive at Edinburgh bus station after a hour and a half travel time.

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart every 5-10 minutes throughout the day. The journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley, the city center stop, takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour, with four stops along the line. Trains also serve Edinburgh Haymarket, approximately a 40 minute journey from Glasgow Queen Street. Both services are operated by Scotrail. Edinburgh Park is a third popular rail station in Edinburgh, also served by Scotrail trains. The journey takes just under an hour from Glasgow Queen Street, with one change at Edinburgh Haymarket. The first Edinburgh bound trains leave Glasgow at about 6:00 a.m.; the last at 11:00 p.m. daily.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Edinburgh
Glasgow Central
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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.<br>Metro lines Argyle