You can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.
To get from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Oct 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||€2 - €19|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • €2 • 1 h 13 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • €19 • 47 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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 that you can travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow. You can take a coach or train.
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.
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.
The Glasgow to Edinburgh distance 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 when travelling 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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