Glasgow to Edinburgh

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5 trains from18
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Bus
Sun
May 26
11 Cross Country
7 National Express
Mon
May 27
16 Scotrail
4 National Express
Tue
May 28
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Wed
May 29
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Thu
May 30
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Fri
May 31
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Sat
Jun 1
16 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sun
Jun 2
16 Scotrail
4 National Express
Mon
Jun 3
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Tue
Jun 4
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Wed
Jun 5
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Thu
Jun 6
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Fri
Jun 7
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Sat
Jun 8
16 Scotrail
4 National Express
Sun
Jun 9
16 Scotrail
5 National Express
Mon
Jun 10
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Tue
Jun 11
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Wed
Jun 12
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Thu
Jun 13
18 Scotrail
5 National Express
Fri
Jun 14
18 Scotrail
4 National Express
Sat
Jun 15
16 Scotrail
5 National Express

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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Best fares from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Fri, May 31
Bus
National Express
17:501h 10m19:00
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Fri, May 31
Train
Scotrail
07:031h 7m08:10
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Sat, Jun 1
Bus
National Express
18:451h 5m19:50
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Fastest Way to Travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Mon, Jun 3
Train
Scotrail
07:15 48m08:03
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Tue, Jun 4
Train
Scotrail
07:00 48m07:48
GlasgowEdinburgh
Wed, Jun 5
Train
Scotrail
07:15 48m08:03
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Return Journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Tue, May 28
Bus
National Express
17:251h 5m18:30
EdinburghGlasgow
Tue, May 28
Train
Scotrail
07:241h 7m08:31
EdinburghGlasgow
Wed, May 29
Bus
National Express
08:251h 10m09:35
EdinburghGlasgow
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Edinburgh
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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.
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