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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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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Inchinnan, Old Greenock Road to Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station

Line 757 bus, train

  1. Take the line 757 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Dalmuir, French Street
  2. Take the train from Dalmuir 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, walk and tram

451 Weekly Services
1h 25m Average Duration
£14 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to bus which costs £10 - £23 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to drive which costs £15 - £22 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 Inchinnan, Old Greenock Road and Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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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 Gilmour Street and arriving at Edinburgh via St Enoch SPT Subway Station and Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 25m.

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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 25m and costs £14 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 25m 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 McGills Bus Service, depart from Inchinnan, Old Greenock Road station.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station is to train which takes 1h 25m and costs £14 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £23 and takes 2h 52m.

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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 25m

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, St Enoch SPT Subway Station, Buchanan Street SPT Subway Station, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 1h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Waverley Station via Inchinnan, Balmoral Crescent, Inchinnan, Old Greenock Road, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, and Edinburgh Bus Station in around 2h 52m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
Train from Dalmuir to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
Train from Dalmuir to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£38 - £42
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£38 - £42
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£170 - £200
Sleeper Berth Classic
£55 - £75
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Dalmuir, French Street
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Bus from Inchinnan, Old Greenock Road to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
McGills Bus Service
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
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
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Megabus UK, 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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