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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 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h17 07:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Jun 22
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Jun 23
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Jun 24
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19Scotrail
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17Scotrail
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17Scotrail
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19Scotrail
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19Scotrail
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19Scotrail
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Jul 8
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General Information About the Journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Located just under 70 kilometres apart, the journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh can be taken by bus or train. 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 on this route are operated by Scotrail, while bus services are provided by National Express.

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Local carrier City Bus runs a regular service from Glasgow to Edinburgh, with buses departing Glasgow's Buchanan bus station around every 15 minutes from 4:00 a.m. to midnight. These services terminate at Edinburgh bus station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes. National Express also operates on this route; their bus service leaves Glasgow once an hour from around 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The journey time is just under an hour and half.

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Direct trains depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh every 5-10 minutes throughout the day. The journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley, the city centre 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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FAQs
What are my travel options from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

There are 2 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow including taking a coach or train.

How many miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh would I travel?

The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh is around 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 travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Glasgow, Buchanan to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers take a train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators can get me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Glasgow to Edinburgh:

  • You can travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €5 with Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
  • You can take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh with Scotrail. Cheap tickets can be found for €19 with Scotrail from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Is it possible to travel directly to Edinburgh from Glasgow?

Yes, there are direct services available to Edinburgh from Glasgow with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne, either of which you could add to your Glasgow and Edinburgh trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost €5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average €19 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh, which costs on average €5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is €14 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh costing on average €19.

What is the fastest way from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 13 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Edinburgh
Glasgow Central
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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.<br>Metro lines Argyle

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