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Of the 5 bus that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1h 9m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 1h 5m .
The slowest bus will take 1h 15m 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.
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 £ 5 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 5.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
1 hours 7 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||£4|
|Buses depart from:||Glasgow|
|Bus arrives in:||Edinburgh|
|Bus Companies:||National Express|
As the capital of Scotland and one of the most popular cities in the UK, Edinburgh is rich in history and culture. The city is very picturesque with a mixture of both Victorian and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh's beautiful old town is centred around the Royal Mile, where most of the main sights can be seen. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival which sees plenty of music, comedy and theatre across various city venues and on the streets. A visit to the impressive Edinburgh castle is a must.
Coach services are operated by National Express.
On average, National Express offers 50 bus service a day between the two Scottish cities.
The average journey duration takes between 1 hour 11 minutes. The fastest journey time is 1 hour and 5 minutes, and the slowest is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The very first bus of the day departs at 4:00 a.m, and the last bus of the day departs at 22:30 p.m.
Glasgow Buchanan bus station, which is next to Glasgow Queen Street railway station, is where buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh set off from. The bus station is a short walk to the north of Glasgow Central railway station, however, a shuttle bus is also on hand to ferry passengers from one station to another. Buchanan bus station is the largest bus station in Scotland and from there it's possible to take buses to Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen.
The bus station is well-connected to the public transport network. Regular services between Monday and Friday end at around midnight; there are night buses on the weekend.
Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station, situated in the city centre, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. From there, many of the main sights in Edinburgh are well within walking distance, including the castle. Edinburgh's public transport network is extensive and tram and bus stops are near to the coach station. Night bus services and taxis are also available.