You can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||€4 - €17|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • €4 • 1 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • €17 • 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Scotrail|
Travel 41 miles (66 km) by coach or train from Glasgow to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
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 travel options from Glasgow to Edinburgh: coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh, which costs on average €4.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:
A coach is about €13 less than a train, which costs on average €17 for this trip.
The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Glasgow is by train with an average travel time of 48 min.
There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 5 min on average.
The distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Edinburgh is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Glasgow to Edinburgh:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Glasgow to Edinburgh 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 buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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