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from Edinburgh to Glasgow

You can get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Glasgow on 21 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:00Edinburgh, Elder Street1h15 20:15Glasgow, Buchanan
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£51One-way
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07:45Edinburgh, Elder Street1h30 09:15Glasgow, Buchanan
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£21One-way
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19:30Edinburgh, Elder Street1h15 20:45Glasgow, Buchanan
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£51One-way
19:45Edinburgh, Elder Street1h15 21:00Glasgow, Buchanan
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£51One-way
19:15Edinburgh, Elder Street1h15 20:30Glasgow, Buchanan
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£51One-way

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Fri
21 Jan
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sat
22 Jan
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sun
23 Jan
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
24 Jan
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Tue
25 Jan
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
26 Jan
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus
Thu
27 Jan
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus
Fri
28 Jan
£18Scotrail
£2Megabus
Sat
29 Jan
£16Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£16Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£18Scotrail
£2Megabus
Tue
1 Feb
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
2 Feb
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus
Thu
3 Feb
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus
Fri
4 Feb
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£16Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Tue
8 Feb
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
9 Feb
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus

Travel Information to Glasgow from Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £15
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £2 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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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General Information About the Journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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.

Buses from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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 from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

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.

What is the quickest way from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

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.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Glasgow is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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.

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Glasgow?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street to Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow depart from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central.

Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Glasgow by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets on Omio for £2.
  • Scotrail can take you to Glasgow by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Scotrail from Edinburgh to Glasgow for £15.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Edinburgh and Glasgow itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Glasgow and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I purchase Edinburgh to Glasgow tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £2 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £15 one way on average for this trip.

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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