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Cheapest trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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5 trains from $18
Tomorrow
5 trains from $20
Fri, Jul 19
5 trains from $20
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

Train
Bus
Thu
Jul 18
$20Scotrail
$7National Express
Fri
Jul 19
$20Scotrail
$8National Express
Sat
Jul 20
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Sun
Jul 21
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Mon
Jul 22
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Tue
Jul 23
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Wed
Jul 24
$14Scotrail
$6National Express
Thu
Jul 25
$20Scotrail
$7National Express
Fri
Jul 26
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Sat
Jul 27
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Sun
Jul 28
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Mon
Jul 29
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Tue
Jul 30
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$6National Express
Wed
Jul 31
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Thu
Aug 1
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Fri
Aug 2
$20Scotrail
$6National Express
Sat
Aug 3
$18Scotrail
$5National Express
Sun
Aug 4
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Mon
Aug 5
$20Scotrail
$5National Express
Tue
Aug 6
$20Scotrail
$6National Express

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.


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.

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Best fares from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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This month
Next Month
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
17:501h 10m19:00
GlasgowEdinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Scotrail
07:00 48m07:48
GlasgowEdinburgh
Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
18:451h 5m19:50
GlasgowEdinburgh
Fastest Way to Travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Scotrail
07:00 48m07:48
GlasgowEdinburgh
Mon, Jul 22
Train
Scotrail
07:15 48m08:03
GlasgowEdinburgh
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Scotrail
07:00 48m07:48
GlasgowEdinburgh
Return Journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Fri, Jul 19
Bus
National Express
20:301h 5m21:35
EdinburghGlasgow
Fri, Jul 19
Train
Scotrail
07:241h 7m08:31
EdinburghGlasgow
Sat, Jul 20
Bus
National Express
08:251h 10m09:35
EdinburghGlasgow

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Edinburgh
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Amenities

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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.
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