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from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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

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To get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Sep 19 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Glasgow from Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€2 - €19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €2 • 52 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €2 • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach or train to travel 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €2. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

General Information About the Journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Located just 50 miles apart, it's convenient to take either the train or bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The fastest direct method of travel is by train with journeys taking less than an hour with First ScotRail services. Bus journeys between the two cities take between 1 hour and 1 hour 40 minutes depending upon route and service provider.

Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow

There are several bus companies that offer connections between Edinburgh and the nearby city of Glasgow. Buses depart from Edinburgh Bus Station located in the centre of the city and arrive at the Buchanan Bus station near Glasgow's Queen Street. Megabus, National Express and Scottish CityLink all offer bus routes between the two cities. Citylink offers the most frequent services with buses departing Edinburgh bus station up to five times an hour during peak travel times. An average Citylink journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes approximately an hour and a half. National Express offer buses up to twice an hour, with the journey taking around one hour and twenty minutes to complete.

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Trains depart from Edinburgh's central station and may stop at either Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street, two of the city's main stations. First ScotRail offers direct services between the two cities with trains that stop at Glasgow departing up to five times an hour during peak times. It can take as little as fifty minutes to travel from Edinburgh to Queen Street Station in Glasgow. All routes are direct, but some trains stop at more intermediary stations resulting in a longer journey time. Departures are available throughout most of the day.

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FAQs
How do I go from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

There are 2 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €2 compared to other travel options to Glasgow:

A coach is generally €17 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average €19 from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

What is the fastest way to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

The fastest way to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh is by coach with an average travel time of 52 min.

There are alternative travel options to Glasgow that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Glasgow by train can take on average 52 min.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Glasgow would I travel?

The distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow is around 41 miles (66 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Glasgow from Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Glasgow:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Glasgow Central.
Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

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

  • Megabus can take you to Glasgow by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow for €2.
  • Scotrail can get you to Glasgow by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Scotrail from Edinburgh to Glasgow for €19 on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Glasgow with National Express or Megabus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Glasgow tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow don't make Glasgow their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Birmingham, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Glasgow trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Glasgow to any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket to Glasgow from Edinburgh online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is €2 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is €19 one way on average.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.
Edinburgh Waverley
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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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