You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.
To get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on 21 Jan 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 - £15|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £2 • 1 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £15 • 48 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Scotrail|
Travel 41 miles (66 km) by coach or train to Glasgow from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 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 journey are Flixbus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
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Located just 50 miles apart, it's convenient to take either the train or bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The fastest direct method of travel is by train with journeys taking less than an hour with First ScotRail services. Bus journeys between the two cities take between 1 hour and 1 hour 40 minutes depending upon route and service provider.
There are several bus companies that offer connections between Edinburgh and the nearby city of Glasgow. Buses depart from Edinburgh Bus Station located in the centre of the city and arrive at the Buchanan Bus station near Glasgow's Queen Street. Megabus, National Express and Scottish CityLink all offer bus routes between the two cities. Citylink offers the most frequent services with buses departing Edinburgh bus station up to five times an hour during peak travel times. An average Citylink journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes approximately an hour and a half. National Express offer buses up to twice an hour, with the journey taking around one hour and twenty minutes to complete.
Trains depart from Edinburgh's central station and may stop at either Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street, two of the city's main stations. First ScotRail offers direct services between the two cities with trains that stop at Glasgow departing up to five times an hour during peak times. It can take as little as fifty minutes to travel from Edinburgh to Queen Street Station in Glasgow. All routes are direct, but some trains stop at more intermediary stations resulting in a longer journey time. Departures are available throughout most of the day.
There are 2 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow. You can take a coach or train.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, which costs on average £2.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Glasgow:
A coach is about £13 less than a train, which costs on average £15 for this trip.
The quickest way to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by train, which takes on average 48 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 15 min.
You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Edinburgh to Glasgow 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 Edinburgh to Glasgow:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Before travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
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