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

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Recommended

Train

  1. Take the train from Paisley St James to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

Cheapest

Line 915 bus, bus

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

Train via Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

Drive

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

Towncar

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

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station by train and walk

The journey time between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Waverley Station is around 1h 47m and covers a distance of around 55 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 16m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Caledonian Sleeper, the Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station service departs from Paisley St James and arrives in Edinburgh. Typically 275 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 28m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
1h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 16m
Journey distance:
55 miles
Services per week:
275
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:52
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station train and walk schedules

Departing Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 1h 6m.

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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 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station. However, there are services departing from Paisley St James and arriving at Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 29m.

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It is 49 miles from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station. It is approximately 56 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs £12 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 29m 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 Scottish Citylink, depart from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building station.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to train which takes 1h 29m and costs £12 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 915 bus and bus, which costs £9 - £21 and takes 2h 2m.

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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: 1h 29m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 1h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station via Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 2h 2m.

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 to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
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, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Waverley Station
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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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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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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

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