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Duration 2h 15m
Distance 46.5 miles
Average price £10
Frequency 3/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh takes 2h 15m and the fastest bus takes 2h 13m. The bus service runs several times per day from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Bus

  1. Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Edinburgh
1h 16m
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£5 - £15

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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It is 42 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It is approximately 46.5 miles to drive.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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There are 3900+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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What companies run services between Glasgow and Edinburgh?

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £15 and the journey takes 1h 16m. National Express also services this route once daily.
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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