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There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station 4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street 900 / ...

£16 - £23

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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

£14 - £144

3 alternative options

Train via Glasgow  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£20 - £72

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh 75.6 miles

£11 - £17

Towncar  •  1h 25m

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Edinburgh 75.6 miles

£30 - £120

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh by bus

The bus journey time between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Edinburgh is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 80 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 2m. Operated by Stagecoach West Scotland and Scottish Citylink, the Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh bus service departs from Prestwick Airport and arrives in Edinburgh, Princes Street. Typically 245 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 28m
Fastest bus time:
2h 2m
Buses per week:
245
Cheapest price:
£16
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:15
Last bus departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh bus schedules

Buses departing Saturday, June 19, 2021

Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) → Edinburgh
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Airport and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Prestwick Intl Airport and arriving at Edinburgh via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) and Edinburgh is 63 miles. The road distance is 75.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh without a car is to bus which takes 2h 12m and costs £15 - £24.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Prestwick Airport station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Prestwick Intl Airport station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh is to bus which takes 2h 12m and costs £15 - £24. Alternatively, you can train via Glasgow, which costs £20 - £75 and takes 2h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 63.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK), Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh via Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Cathedral Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 2h 17m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Prestwick Intl Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £24
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
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 31m
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
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Prestwick Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £9
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport to Edinburgh
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh is 76 miles. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Glasgow/Prestwick Airport (PIK) to Edinburgh.

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