The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh will cost around € 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 3.
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Of the 93 buses that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 93 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 48 m .
The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Average coach duration||1 h 13 min|
|Average coach ticket price||€4 (€4)|
|Coach companies||National Express or Megabus|
Coaches from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long route taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around €4, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as €2. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
National Express coaches will get you between Glasgow and Edinburgh from €2. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.
Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Glasgow to Edinburgh journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) between Glasgow and Edinburgh on a National Express coach.
All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.
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Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh run near enough hourly throughout the day. The journey duration takes between 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. The first bus of the day departs Glasgow before 7 in the morning with the last service leaving after 8 in the evening. Services are operated by National Express and Bruce Coaches.
All journeys on this route are direct. The National Express services from Glasgow to Edinburgh are quicker but run less frequently.
Return journeys on buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow are also available.
Glasgow Buchanan bus station, which is next to Glasgow Queen Street railway station, is where buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh set off from. The bus station is a short walk to the north of Glasgow Central railway station, however, a shuttle bus is also on hand to ferry passengers from one station to another. Buchanan bus station is the largest bus station in Scotland and from there it's possible to take buses to Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen.
The bus station is well connected to the public transport network. Regular services between Monday and Friday end at around midnight; there are night buses on the weekend.
As the capital of Scotland and one of the most popular cities in the UK, Edinburgh is rich in history and culture. The city is very picturesque with a mixture of both Victorian and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh's beautiful old town is centred around the Royal Mile, where most of the main sights can be seen. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival which sees plenty of music, comedy and theatre across various city venues and on the streets. A visit to the impressive Edinburgh castle is a must.
Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station, situated in the city centre, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. From there, many of the main sights in Edinburgh are well within walking distance, including the castle. Edinburgh's public transport network is extensive and tram and bus stops are near to the coach station. Night bus services and taxis are also available.
When departing from Glasgow, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in coach stations like Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.
Omio customers book a coach from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh, Elder Street most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh, Elder Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.
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