There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

$14 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Glasgow 45.6 miles

$4 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Buchanan Bus Station 900 / ...

$8 - $23

Night train  •  57 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

$18 - $26

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow 46.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow 46.5 miles

$10 - $15

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

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow is to train which costs £11 - £45 and takes 44 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 44 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$193
Sleeper Seat
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 1 & 2) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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