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

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

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$15 - $19

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

$4 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 27 min

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

$11 - $17

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle 46.9 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle 46.9 miles

$10 - $15

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

ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $19 and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh Castle is 67 km. The road distance is 75 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle is to rideshare which costs £3 - £7 and takes 1 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs £110 - £140.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd). Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh takes 50 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.