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

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Carlisle

$43 - $98

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach West  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall) 101

$17 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus Borders Buses  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Old Town, South Bridge (at 39) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X62 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms X95

$35

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 £13 - £19 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 41 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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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Edinburgh to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) and arriving at Gretna Green, Loaning (Stormont Terrace) via Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall) and Lockerbie, Crown Inn (Goods Station Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 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 17 min.

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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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  • Distance: 66.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 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 - $55 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 $9 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 4 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 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 145-149) to Moffat, High Street (opp Town Hall)
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $11
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
$14
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Galashiels, Transport Interchange to Longtown, Graham Arms
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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