There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green by train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

$45 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach West  •  4 h 32 min

  1. 102 / ...

$17 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  4 h 35 min

  1. X62 / ...
  2. X95

$34 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. 83.4 miles

$17 - $26

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Gretna Green, Scotland?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Edinburgh to Gretna Green every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Stagecoach West operates a bus from Edinburgh to Gretna Green hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, South Bridge (at 39) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Gretna Green is 106 km. The road distance is 133 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green is to bus which costs £12 - £17 and takes 4 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green is to drive which takes 1 h 41 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Gretna Green via Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149) and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue (Annan Road) via Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green, including transfers.