You can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Jun 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow including taking a coach or train.
The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh is around 41 miles (66 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Edinburgh from Glasgow with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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