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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 Oct 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h14 08:14PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15PMGlasgow, Buchanan1h17 07:32PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel Information between Glasgow and Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€2 - €19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €2 • 1 h 13 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €19 • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Take a coach or train to travel 41 miles (66 km) from Glasgow to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €2. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

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 Glasgow to Edinburgh travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way from Glasgow to Edinburgh is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €2 compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally €17 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €19 from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

What is the quickest way from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

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

Other travel options to Edinburgh from Glasgow can usually take longer:

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

How far is it from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The Glasgow to Edinburgh distance is approximately 41 miles (66 km).

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Glasgow to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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.

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 who buy a coach ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart from Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel operators can get me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Glasgow to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for €2.
  • Travel with Scotrail for trains to Edinburgh. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Glasgow to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for €19.
Is it possible to travel directly between Glasgow and Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Edinburgh with National Express or Megabus.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Where should I go next after I travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Glasgow and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average €2 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing €19 one way on average.

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

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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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