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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station by bus, train, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Line 500 bus, train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Sanderling Road to Glasgow, Dundas Street 500
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$23 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital X24
  2. Take the bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place 38

$4 - $6

3 alternative options

Line 500 bus, bus  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Glasgow, Cathedral Street 500
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...

$16 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station 56.2 miles

$12 - $18

Towncar  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Waverley Station 56.2 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 49 miles. The road distance is 56.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station without a car is to line 500 bus and train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs £18 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station, including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station bus services, operated by First, depart from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is 56 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

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There are 2247+ hotels available in Edinburgh Waverley Station. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station via Glasgow, Cathedral Street, Buchanan Bus Station, and Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Sanderling Road to Glasgow, Dundas Street
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Glasgow, Cathedral Street
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Waverley Station
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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