Timetable Glasgow to Edinburgh

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01:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48Edinburgh
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03:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48Edinburgh
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04:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h52 04:52Edinburgh
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04:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h15 05:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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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, Buchanan0h54 06:09Edinburgh
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05:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h13 06:28Edinburgh, Elder Street
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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, Buchanan0h57 07:12Edinburgh
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06:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h42 07:57Edinburgh, Elder Street
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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, Buchanan1h15 08:30Edinburgh
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07:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:05Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h50 09:20Edinburgh, Elder Street
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07:35Glasgow, Buchanan1h15 08:50Edinburgh, 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, Buchanan0h57 09:12Edinburgh
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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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09:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 10:12Edinburgh
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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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10:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 11:12Edinburgh
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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, Buchanan1h21 12:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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11:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 12:12Edinburgh
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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, Buchanan1h21 13:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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12:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 13:12Edinburgh
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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, Buchanan0h57 14:12Edinburgh
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13:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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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, Buchanan1h21 16:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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15:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 16:12Edinburgh
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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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15:55Glasgow, Buchanan1h20 17:15Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 17:31Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h31 17:46Edinburgh, Elder Street
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16:15Glasgow, Buchanan0h57 17:12Edinburgh
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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, 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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The fastest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Fastest Journey

48 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Buses per day

92

Distance

67 km

Of the 92 buses that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 92 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 16 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.

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03:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 03:48Edinburgh
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£151One-way
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01:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 01:48Edinburgh
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£151One-way
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02:00Glasgow, Buchanan0h48 02:48Edinburgh
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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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£131One-way

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17 Jun
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18 Jun
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19 Jun
£15Scotrail
£9National Express
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20 Jun
£15Scotrail
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21 Jun
£17Scotrail
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22 Jun
£17Scotrail
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23 Jun
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24 Jun
£17Scotrail
£9National Express
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25 Jun
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26 Jun
£15Scotrail
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27 Jun
£15Scotrail
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28 Jun
£17Scotrail
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29 Jun
£17Scotrail
£9National Express
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30 Jun
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
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1 Jul
£17Scotrail
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2 Jul
£17Scotrail
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3 Jul
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The cheapest buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Cheapest

£5

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 £ 5.

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09:15Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:36Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
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10:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 11:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
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11:00Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 12:21Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way
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13:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 14:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:30Glasgow, Buchanan1h21 10:51Edinburgh, Elder Street
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£51One-way

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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
1 hours 21 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: £6
Buses depart from:Glasgow
Bus arrives in:Edinburgh
Distance:67 km
Bus Companies:National Express, Megabus
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Travel with National Express from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh from £5 with Omio’s coach partners National Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

National Express

Travel hassle-free from Glasgow to Edinburgh on a coach with National Express! Omio shows you National Express coach timetables and ticket types available to help you find the cheapest and fastest route between Glasgow and Edinburgh. National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, offering hundreds of journeys to cities, towns, and major UK airports at an affordable price. You can expect to travel 41 miles (66 km) from Glasgow to Edinburgh on the coach and pay as low as £9 for a coach ticket.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Glasgow - Edinburgh coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to. So, book your cheap National Express coach ticket between Glasgow and Edinburgh on Omio today and enjoy your trip!

National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh and when travelling by coach:

  • 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 Edinburgh: Journey Details

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.

Which coach companies go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Coach services are operated by National Express.

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

On average, National Express offers 50 bus service a day between the two Scottish cities.

How long is the bus journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

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.

When is the first and last bus of the day?

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.

Where do buses from Glasgow to Edinbugh depart from?

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.

Where do buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive at?

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.

Travel Tips

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Take the bus to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap coaches between Glasgow and Edinburgh?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh cost on average?
If you are looking to buy your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach to cost on average £5  one way.
How many miles is it from Glasgow to Edinburgh by coach?
The coach distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh is around 41 miles (66 km).
How long is the coach journey to Edinburgh from Glasgow?
The Glasgow to Edinburgh coach duration is on average 1 h 13 min, which is to be expected when travelling 41 miles (66 km) between Glasgow and Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which coach station from Glasgow to Edinburgh do I depart from? Which Edinburgh coach station from Glasgow do I arrive in?

When taking the coach to Edinburgh from Glasgow, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Glasgow, Buchanan and Glasgow, Hampden Park. Your trip can end in coach stations such as Edinburgh, Elder Street, Edinburgh, North Bridge and Edinburgh.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Glasgow Central   and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.

Where is the coach station in Glasgow? Where is the coach station in Edinburgh?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh, Elder Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can get me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Take the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach with National Express. 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.
Can I book a direct coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Yes, you can look for direct coaches from Glasgow to Edinburgh with National Express or Megabus  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
You can take the first coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh at 07: 00   or take the last coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaving at 22: 00. Look for the latest Glasgow Edinburgh coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
When should I purchase Glasgow Edinburgh coach tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a coach between Glasgow and Edinburgh to cost on average £5 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Glasgow to Edinburgh coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus 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.