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There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  1h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street 900

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

$3 - $10

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$15 - $19

Bus First  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station X37
  2. Take the bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street 38

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  53m

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  53m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle 46.9 miles

$10 - $15

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Buchanan Bus Station station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Edinburgh. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh Castle is 42 miles. The road distance is 46.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle without a car is to bus which takes 1h 27m and costs £8 - £13.

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The bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street takes 1h 16m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle is to bus which takes 1h 27m and costs £8 - £13. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 1h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle.
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 1h 16m. Alternatively, ScotRail operates a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $19 and the journey takes 1h 11m.

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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 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
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street to Edinburgh, Princes Street
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
53m
Estimated price
$140 - $180
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 332 5050
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle is 47 miles. It takes approximately 53m to drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle.

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There are 2409+ hotels available in Edinburgh Castle. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Glasgow and Edinburgh Castle. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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