Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Bus
Wed
Jul 24
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Thu
Jul 25
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Fri
Jul 26
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sat
Jul 27
15 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sun
Jul 28
15 Scotrail
5 National Express
Mon
Jul 29
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Tue
Jul 30
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Wed
Jul 31
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Thu
Aug 1
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Fri
Aug 2
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sat
Aug 3
15 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sun
Aug 4
15 Scotrail
5 National Express
Mon
Aug 5
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Tue
Aug 6
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Wed
Aug 7
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Thu
Aug 8
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Fri
Aug 9
17 Scotrail
5 National Express
Sat
Aug 10
15 Scotrail
6 National Express
Sun
Aug 11
15 Scotrail
5 National Express
Mon
Aug 12
17 Scotrail
6 National Express
Tue
Aug 13
17 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, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
19:551h 5m21:00
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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Scotrail
07:171h 34m08:51
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Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
18:451h 5m19:50
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Fastest Way to Travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Scotrail
07:00 48m07:48
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Thu, Aug 1
Train
Scotrail
07:15 48m08:03
GlasgowEdinburgh
Fri, Aug 2
Train
Scotrail
07:15 48m08:03
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Return Journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Fri, Jul 26
Bus
National Express
20:301h 5m21:35
EdinburghGlasgow
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Scotrail
07:241h 7m08:31
EdinburghGlasgow
Sat, Jul 27
Bus
National Express
20:301h 5m21:35
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Edinburgh
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Amenities

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WC

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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