There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Paisley by train, bus or car

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Train via Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station)  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street

$20 - $26

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Bus, line 9 bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Paisley, St Mirren Street 9

$13 - $20

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Train  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Paisley Gilmour Street

$19 - $24

Train, line 26 bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Pavillion Theatre (Sauchiehall Street) to Paisley, Park Road 26

$19 - $24

Bus, line 26 bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Glasgow, Pavillion Theatre (Sauchiehall Street) to Paisley, Park Road 26

$15 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Paisley 56.1 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Paisley is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Paisley is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Paisley. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) and arriving at Paisley, St Mirren Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Paisley Gilmour Street. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Paisley is 49 miles. The road distance is 56.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Paisley without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £15 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to get from Edinburgh to Paisley, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Paisley train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Paisley is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs £15 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus and line 9 bus, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Paisley.
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  • Distance: 48.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Paisley every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Paisley via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 10 min.

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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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Train from Edinburgh to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $24
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Edinburgh to Paisley bus services, operated by First, arrive at Paisley, St Mirren Street station.

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Edinburgh to Paisley train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Paisley Gilmour Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Paisley is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Edinburgh to Paisley.

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