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

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

$15 - $60

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Rideshare  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Edinburgh to Glasgow 45.6 miles

$3 - $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

$17 - $25

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station station. Services depart every four hours, 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 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 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 best way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs .

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The train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) 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 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 14 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $19 and the journey takes 1 h 10 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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $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
$17 - $25
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$17 - $25
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
National Express

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 Edinburgh to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $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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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glasgow is 46 miles. It takes approximately 52 min 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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