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from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

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To get from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Jun 14 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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$81One-way
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07:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:14PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
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06:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 07:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$81One-way
07:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h17 07:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Sun
Jun 13
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Jun 14
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Jun 15
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jun 16
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jun 17
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jun 18
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Jun 19
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Jun 20
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Jun 21
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Jun 22
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jun 23
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jun 24
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jun 25
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Jun 26
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sun
Jun 27
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus
Mon
Jun 28
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Tue
Jun 29
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Wed
Jun 30
$24Scotrail
$7Megabus
Thu
Jul 1
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Fri
Jul 2
$25Scotrail
$7Megabus
Sat
Jul 3
$21Scotrail
$7Megabus

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.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How do I reach Edinburgh from Glasgow?

You can travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow 2 different ways: bus or train.

How many miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh is approximately 41 miles (66 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Glasgow and in Edinburgh?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Glasgow, Buchanan and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can get me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

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

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

  • You can find a direct bus to Edinburgh with Megabus.

Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow?
Your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne to your Glasgow to Edinburgh tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Glasgow to Edinburgh one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $7 (€5) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $24 (€19) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Glasgow to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh is by taking a bus with an average price of $7 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

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

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

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Glasgow is by train with an average travel time of 47 min.

Other travel options to Edinburgh can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Edinburgh by bus can take on average 1 h 13 min.

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