There are 5 ways to get from Elgin to Glasgow by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street

$60 - $80

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Bus  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G10

$45 - $65

3 alternative options

Train via Aberdeen  •  4 h 56 min

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

$61 - $81

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Glasgow 186.7 miles

$40 - $60

Line 10 bus, fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
  2. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Glasgow (GLA) INV - GLA

$122 - $262

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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 Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter) and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Elgin and arriving at Glasgow Queen Street. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 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 20 min and costs £45 - £60.

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The train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Elgin to Glasgow bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, 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 20 min and costs £45 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 5 h 51 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 20 min

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

ScotRail operates a train from Elgin to Glasgow once a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Elgin to Glasgow hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $3,300
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $80
Train from Elgin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $26
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Elgin, Bus Station to Nairn, Bus Station (Bus Shelter)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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