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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 42m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£12 - £48

Cheapest option

Bus, line 26 bus  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Edinburgh, Dublin Street to Prestonpans, Post Office 26

£6 - £19

2 alternative options

Train, line 26 bus  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Haymarket Station to Prestonpans, Post Office 26

£11 - £34

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans 57.2 miles

£8 - £13

Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans by train

The train journey time between Glasgow Queen Street and Prestonpans is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 56 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 7m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and Caledonian Sleeper. Typically 112 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 20m
Fastest train time:
1h 7m
Trains per week:
112
Cheapest price:
£12
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:00
Last train departs at:
22:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans train schedules

Glasgow Queen Street → Prestonpans
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Queen Street station to Prestonpans. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Prestonpans, Post Office via Edinburgh, Dublin Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Prestonpans via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 42m.

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It is 50 miles from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans. It is approximately 57.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans without a car is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs £11 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 42m to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans, including transfers.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans is to train which takes 1h 42m and costs £11 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 26 bus, which costs £6 - £20 and takes 2h 26m.

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  • Distance: 49.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 42m

What companies run services between Glasgow Queen Street, Scotland and Prestonpans, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £30 and the journey takes 49 min. Caledonian Sleeper also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans via Buchanan Bus Station, Edinburgh, Bus Station, and Edinburgh, Dublin Street in around 2h 26m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Haymarket Station to Prestonpans, Post Office
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Bus from Edinburgh, Dublin Street to Prestonpans, Post Office
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
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 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Prestonpans, Post Office station.

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Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans is 57 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Prestonpans.

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