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There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  44m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

£11 - £14

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Rideshare  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Glasgow 45.6 miles

£3 - £7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...

£8 - £12

Taxi  •  53m

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow 46.5 miles

£100 - £130

Drive  •  53m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow 46.5 miles

£7 - £12

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is to rideshare which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is to train which costs £11 - £14 and takes 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow is 42 miles. The road distance is 46.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 44m and costs £11 - £14.

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The train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street takes 44m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Shandwick Place station.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is to train which takes 44m and costs £11 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 44m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glasgow, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £11 - £14 and the journey takes 44m. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 1h 14m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £7
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
53m
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glasgow is 46 miles. It takes approximately 53m to drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Edinburgh and Glasgow. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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