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 23 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station) 500
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$22 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach UK  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital X24
  2. Take the bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23) 38 / ...

$10 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$14 - $24

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

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 3 h 25 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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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 49 miles. The road distance is 56.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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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 23 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 Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) in around 1 h 55 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
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
First
Bus from Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23)
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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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Trips to Edinburgh Waverley Station