There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, line 500 bus  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) 500

$24 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus, line 500 bus  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 500 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) 500

$21 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Dunfermline, Bus Station X55
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) X24

$25

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) 55.7 miles

$11 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport 55.7 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA). However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 49 miles. The road distance is 55.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) without a car is to train and line 500 bus which takes 1 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA), including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) station.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) bus services, operated by First, arrive at Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA).

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There are 890+ hotels available in Glasgow Airport (GLA). Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA).
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  • Distance: 48.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport (GLA) via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 48 min.

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
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station) to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (Scott Mon.) (opp 53-60 opp M&S) to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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