There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle 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  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$14 - $19

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh 45.9 miles

$3 - $10

4 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  1 h 27 min

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

$11 - $16

Bus First  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Falkirk, Grahamston Station (At Grahamston Station) X37
  2. Take the bus from Falkirk, Weir Street (opp Weir Street) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) 38

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  53 min

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

$140 - $180

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle 46.9 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 15 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 Edinburgh. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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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 train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs £11 - £14.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle.
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  • Distance: 41.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

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 $14 - $19 and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, Scottish Citylink operates a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 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
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $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 (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 (At Grahamston Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
First
Bus from Falkirk, Weir Street (opp Weir Street) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Glasgow to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$140 - $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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