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

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Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle

$44 - $100

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Bus Stagecoach West Scotland  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands 101A / ...

$8 - $11

2 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms X95

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Gretna Green 83.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Old Town, North Bridge and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Galashiels, Transport Interchange and Longtown, Grahams Arms Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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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 18 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Gretna Green is 66 miles. The road distance is 83.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £30 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Borders Buses, depart from Old Town, North Bridge station.

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Edinburgh to Gretna Green train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £30 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £8 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 66.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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 Scotland operates a bus from Edinburgh to Gretna Green every 4 hours, 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
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Dumfries, Whitesands
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Gretna Green bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Longtown, Graham Arms station.

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Edinburgh to Gretna Green train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Gretna Green is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Edinburgh to Gretna Green.

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