There are 5 ways to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  45 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket

$14 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

$3 - $9

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 16 min

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

$7 - $16

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh 46.5 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh 46.5 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh is to rideshare which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh is to train which costs £11 - £45 and takes 45 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh is 42 miles. The road distance is 46.5 miles.

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The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Haymarket. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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There are 2409+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. National Express also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Bus operators
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 (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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk

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