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There are 6 ways to get from Elgin to Glasgow by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Aberdeen
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street

$61 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10

$43 - $66

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Bus, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street

$63 - $81

Bus, night train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Inverness to Stirling
  3. Take the bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station X36 / ...

$44 - $68

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Glasgow 186.7 miles

$40 - $60

Train, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Inverness
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA

$125 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Glasgow is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Elgin to Glasgow is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Elgin station to Glasgow station. However, there are services departing from Elgin, Bus Station and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Elgin to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Elgin and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street via Aberdeen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Elgin and Glasgow is 129 miles. The road distance is 186.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Elgin to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Elgin to Glasgow bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Elgin, Bus Station.

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Elgin to Glasgow train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Elgin station.

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The best way to get from Elgin to Glasgow is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Elgin to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 129.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Elgin, Scotland and Glasgow, Scotland?

You can take a train from Elgin to Glasgow via Aberdeen in around 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Elgin to Glasgow via Inverness, Bus Station in around 5 h 56 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Inverness to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Elgin to Inverness
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Inverness to Stirling
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$192
Sleeper Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stirling, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stirling, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express

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There is no direct flight from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Elgin to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Elgin to Glasgow train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Glasgow Queen Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Elgin to Glasgow is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Elgin to Glasgow.

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Flybe, easyJet and Loganair offer flights from Inverness Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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