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5 trains from $18
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5 trains from $21
Fri, Sep 27
5 trains from $21
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Thu
Sep 19
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$11National Express
Fri
Sep 20
$21Scotrail
$7National Express
Sat
Sep 21
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Sun
Sep 22
$18Scotrail
$7National Express
Mon
Sep 23
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Tue
Sep 24
$13Cross Country
$6National Express
Wed
Sep 25
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Thu
Sep 26
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Fri
Sep 27
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Sat
Sep 28
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Sun
Sep 29
$18Scotrail
$7National Express
Mon
Sep 30
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Tue
Oct 1
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Wed
Oct 2
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Thu
Oct 3
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Fri
Oct 4
$20Scotrail
$7National Express
Sat
Oct 5
$18Scotrail
$6National Express
Sun
Oct 6
$18Scotrail
$7National Express
Mon
Oct 7
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Tue
Oct 8
$21Scotrail
$6National Express
Wed
Oct 9
$21Scotrail
$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

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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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