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There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by bus, train, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 915 bus, bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take the line 915 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Buchanan Bus Station 915 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport Air / ...

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Train, tram  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  3. Take the tram from Edinburgh Park Station to Edinburgh Airport T50

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Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.8 miles

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.8 miles

Towncar  •  54 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.8 miles

Towncar #2  •  54 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport 48.8 miles

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is around 1h 51m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 23m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, the Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus service departs from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arrives in Edinburgh Airport, Airport. Typically 28 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
1h 32m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
1h 51m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
1h 23m
Bus distance:
52 miles
Buses per week:
28
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
12:28
Last bus departs at:
18:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus schedules

Glasgow Airport (GLA) → Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 54 min.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to taxi which takes 54 min and costs £100 - £130.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Edinburgh Airport, Airport via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Paisley St James and arriving at Edinburgh Airport via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Edinburgh Park Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 42 miles. The road distance is 48.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) without a car is to line 915 bus and bus which takes 1h 47m and costs £13 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Paisley St James station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
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  • Distance: 42 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland?

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1h 47m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £25
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £13
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £25
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Renfrewshire Cab Co
Phone
+44 141 887 7770
Website
renfrewshirecabco.co.uk
Paisley Taxis
Phone
+44 141 884 8888
Website
paisleytaxis.com
Gryffe Radio Cars
Phone
+44 1505 322 255
Website
gryfferadiocars.co.uk
Titan Taxis
Phone
+44 141 530 4242
Website
titantaxis.co.uk
Clydebank Taxis
Phone
+44 141 941 1101
Jayride
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Towncar from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) train services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, arrive at Edinburgh Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 49 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

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