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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Elgin to Glasgow Queen Street

$60 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

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

$41 - $59

3 alternative options

Train via Aberdeen  •  4 h 50 min

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

$62 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Elgin to Glasgow 186.7 miles

$40 - $60

Line 10 bus, fly  •  5 h 3 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

$117 - $260

Questions & Answers

The distance between Elgin and Glasgow is 206 km. The road distance is 299 km.

The cheapest way to get from Elgin to Glasgow is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 5 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Elgin to Glasgow is to drive which takes 3 h 25 min and costs £29 - £45.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Elgin to Glasgow. 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 59 min.

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

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 every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 24 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Stornoway
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
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
Flights from Inverness to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
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
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK

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