Cheap coach tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Cheapest

£2

Average

£8

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh will cost around £ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 2.

2nd Cheapest
21:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 22:13Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£21One-way
22:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h11 23:41Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
12:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
17:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h29 18:59Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
14:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 15:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way

Coach timetable from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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01:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48Edinburgh
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01:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h10 02:10Edinburgh
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02:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h10 03:10Edinburgh
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02:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48Edinburgh
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03:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48Edinburgh
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03:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h10 04:10Edinburgh
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04:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h15 05:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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04:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 04:52Edinburgh
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04:30Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 05:22Edinburgh
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04:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h15 05:45Edinburgh, Elder Street
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05:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h10 06:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 06:28Edinburgh, Elder Street
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05:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h54 06:09Edinburgh
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05:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h16 06:46Edinburgh, Elder Street
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05:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h19 07:04Edinburgh, Elder Street
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06:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h36 07:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h42 07:57Edinburgh, Elder Street
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06:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 07:12Edinburgh
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06:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h45 08:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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06:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 08:35Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 08:50Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:20Glasgow, Buchanan1h20 08:40Edinburgh
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07:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h45 09:30Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h40 09:40Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h33 09:48Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h30 10:00Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h25 10:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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10:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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10:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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10:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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10:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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11:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 12:12Edinburgh
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11:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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11:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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11:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 13:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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12:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 13:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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12:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 13:12Edinburgh
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12:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 13:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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12:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 13:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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12:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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13:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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13:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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13:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 14:12Edinburgh
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13:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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13:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 15:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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14:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 15:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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14:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 15:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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14:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 15:12Edinburgh
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14:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 15:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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14:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 16:06Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 16:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 16:12Edinburgh
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15:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 16:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h26 16:56Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 17:16Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 17:31Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 17:12Edinburgh
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16:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 17:46Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 18:01Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 18:16Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h32 18:32Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h35 18:50Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 18:12Edinburgh
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17:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h29 18:59Edinburgh, Elder Street
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17:45Glasgow, Buchanan1h26 19:11Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h18 19:18Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h17 19:32Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 19:12Edinburgh
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18:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h14 19:44Edinburgh, Elder Street
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19:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h14 20:14Edinburgh, Elder Street
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19:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 20:12Edinburgh
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19:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h14 20:44Edinburgh, Elder Street
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20:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h05 21:05Edinburgh
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20:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 21:13Edinburgh, Elder Street
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20:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 21:12Edinburgh
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20:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 21:43Edinburgh, Elder Street
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21:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 22:13Edinburgh, Elder Street
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21:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 22:12Edinburgh
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21:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 22:43Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h11 23:11Edinburgh, Elder Street
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22:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 23:12Edinburgh
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22:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h11 23:41Edinburgh, Elder Street
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23:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 23:52Edinburgh
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23:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h14 00:14Edinburgh, Elder Street
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Coach times from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 2 Dec

Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Buses per day

91

Distance

67 km

Of the 91 buses that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 91 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 48 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
01:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48Edinburgh
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£151One-way
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03:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48Edinburgh
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£151One-way
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02:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48Edinburgh
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£151One-way
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04:30Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 05:22Edinburgh
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£131One-way
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23:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 23:52Edinburgh
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£141One-way

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Coach Information to Edinburgh from Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£3 (€3)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express or Megabus

Coaches from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this route for as low as £2, but the average price of coach tickets is £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Coach companies

Travel with National Express to Edinburgh from Glasgow

You can travel by coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh with National Express for as low as £2. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach to Edinburgh from Glasgow, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by National Express when booking your coach tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Glasgow to Edinburg

    Glasgow is one of the largest cities of Scotland, famous for its architecture, whiskey, and shipbuilding. The cities main bus terminus is Buchanan Bus station. Here you can find connections for buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and from all around the United Kingdom, including routes from Glasgow airport to Edinburgh bus stops. The other two main stations are Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central and connect to Buchanan Bus Station via the Glasgow Stations Link Bus. The link bus services all three stations. Other cities that connect to Glasgow by bus from Buchanan Bus Terminus are Aberdeen, Plymouth, Birmingham, London, Blackpool, Inverness, Dundee, Ayr, Largs, Fort William, Hamilton, Bournemouth, Torrance, Paisley, Greenock, Oban, Letterkenny, Falkirk, and Belfast.

    Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburg

    Megabus is a bus company that services long-distance trips throughout the United Kingdom, and connects buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It has five main hubs that connect buses to destinations in Britain. The main endpoints are London Victoria Coach Station, Sheffield Meadowhall Interchange, Leeds City Bus Station, Manchester Shudehill Interchange, and Glasgow Buchanan bus station. Other stations it uses along the way include the University of West England, Newcastle Upon Tyne Central Library, and Aberdeen Union Square Bus Station.

    Citylink from Glasgow to Edinburg

    Citylink is a Scottish bus company with headquarters in Glasgow, that services long-distance trips throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland. It has seven main hubs that connect buses to destinations in the United Kingdom, including buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The main endpoints are Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh Bus Station, and Union Square Shopping Centre.

    Glasgow Selfie. Source: Shutterstock

    National Express from Glasgow to Edinburg

    National Express is a British bus company with headquarters in Birmingham, that services long-distance trips throughout the United Kingdom including trips from Glasgow airport to Edinburgh bus stops. It has endpoints all over the United Kingdom, with multiple endpoints in many cities. These cities include London, Ipswich, Bradford, Oxford, Norwich, Cambridge, Bristol, Bath, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Liverpool, Glasgow, Halifax, Cardiff, Derby, and Edinburgh. It also offers direct airport services from Heathrow to Birmingham, Swansea, Southsea, Poole, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, and Bradford. And services from Stansted Airport to Birmingham, Oxford, London, and London Stratford.

    Main bus stations in Glasgow

    There are three main bus stations in Glasgow, that service routes in Scotland and the United Kingdom, including Glasgow airport to Edinburgh bus stations. These are Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Buchanan Bus station which is the bus terminus. These three are accessible to each other by the bus link service. Each of these is located centrally in the Glasgow city centre, with Glasgow Central being the closes to the river, Glasgow Queen Street in the middle, and Buchanan Bus Station towards the outskirts of the city. Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central are both utilised as train stations, and provide more facilities than Buchanan Bus Station. Glasgow Central has the most amenities to offer as it is Scotland’s second-busiest station and the 11th busiest in the United Kingdom. There are food, drink, and retail outlets available, as well as free Wi-Fi, lost property, accessibility services, change rooms, showers, trolleys, a post box, a photo booth, and ATMs available at Glasgow Central.

    Onboard facilities from Glasgow to Edinburg

    Onboard the Megabus there are services to ensure a more comfortable journey. The services available include seat reservation, guaranteed seating, extra legroom seats, free Wi-Fi, charging points, toilets, air conditioning, and around 44 lbs (20 kg) luggage allowance. Onboard Citylink buses you also have guaranteed seating, an onboard toilet, free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, and two medium-sized pieces of about 44 lbs (20 kg) luggage. The National Express onboard amenities include a guaranteed seat, free Wi-Fi, charging points, air conditioning, a piece of hand luggage, and around two bags weighing 44 lbs (20 kg).

    To Edinburgh by bus—travel tips

    Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and well known for its numerous castles, monuments, and parks. Edinburgh is also known as a UNESCO site for the City of Literature. In the Princes Street Gardens, there is a monument to Sir Walter Scott’s. This monument is the largest in the world dedicated to a writer, easy to see why it is the world’s City of Literature. To get a good look at the city head for somewhere with a high view. You can climb to Arthur’s Seat on the top of an extinct volcano, which is 820 feet (251 m) above sea level, and survey the city’s sites.

    Alternatively, you can see the city from Calton Hill, which features some of Edinburgh’s most famous national monuments. Also on the top of a volcanic peak is the Edinburgh Castle. This is a famous and historic icon and a landmark of Scotland, which is a part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site. To get around Edinburgh and see these sites is relatively straightforward and easy. The city has a simple and easy to use public transport system which uses trams and buses. There’s the Transport for Edinburgh (TFE) app which you can download from the Apple Store and Android Play Store.

    The app provides you with a lot of information for Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses. It includes information on departures, proximity to different stops, live tram and buses, and step by step journey navigation. You can save your most used journeys as favourites and share them with your friends and family. The app allows you to share your journey even with people who don’t have the app downloaded.

    Edinburgh is a lively city, always brimming with events and festivals, and is internationally known as the festival city. The festivals occur all year round, with one specials and seasonal events, always updating its events and showing something of interest. The festivals include a range of arts, with specialities in each field. There’s the art festival, literature festival, performance festival, science festival, comedy festival, jazz festival, film festival, tattoo festival, a storytelling festival, and much more. The festivals are often held in the New Town, with close proximity to the Old Town.

    Edinburgh also has a rich history which you can learn about while strolling down the cobblestoned, medieval streets in the Edinburgh Old Town. The Royal Mile is the main street where you’ll see the home of Mary, Queen of Scots at Holyrood Palace, and close by is the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, which features optical illusions and with an old-fashioned rooftop projector. A short walk away you’ll find the Scotch Whisky Experience. This is a distillery tour offering a restaurant and a masterclass. For history buffs, you can learn about Edinburgh’s underneath hidden streets with the Mary King’s Close tour or if you love museums head over to the National Museum of Scotland. For fans of movies, you can plan a day trip to various Harry Potter filming locations, featuring iconic scenes and landscapes.

    Glasgow Sunrise. Source: Shutterstock

    Bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburg

    Useful to know

    • Journeys with Megabus, National Express, and Citylink offer their customers mobile tickets. These tickets are emailed to your email address upon purchase. Mobile tickets are very handy as you do not need to print out your ticket. Simply show the ticket to the bus driver on entering. The driver may scan the ticket with the ticket’s barcode. It’s always best to bring a valid form of identification when travelling, in case of any misunderstandings or disputes. When you purchase your bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburg through Omio, the process is quick and simple. For convenient travel, you can easily store your tickets all together on your Omio account.

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    FAQs
    How much do cheap coach tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh cost?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach to Edinburgh from Glasgow for the next 7 days starting from £2  one way.
    What is the average cost of a coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    The Glasgow to Edinburgh coach ticket price is on average £3  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
    How many miles is it from Glasgow to Edinburgh by coach?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Edinburgh from Glasgow via coach to be approximately 41 miles (66 km).
    What is the average Glasgow to Edinburgh coach duration?
    On average the coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh duration is 1 h 13 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach leave from? Which Edinburgh coach station do I come into from Glasgow?

    Some of the Glasgow coach stations to Edinburgh you can start your journey from include Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow, Hampden Park. Similarly, some of the arrival coach stations in Edinburgh include Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Glasgow Central   and arriving in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

    Where do I find the Glasgow coach station to Edinburgh? Where is the Edinburgh coach station?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0.5 miles (757 m) from the city centre of Glasgow.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Edinburgh, Elder Street, is located 0.3 miles (533 m) away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    Which coach companies should I travel with from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
    Take the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey to Edinburgh from Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How far in advance should I book coach tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow for the best deals?
    If you book a coach ticket to Edinburgh from Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £3 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.