There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Elgin by train, bus or car
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Train • 4h 10m
£45 - £150
Bus • 5h 35m
£41 - £55
1 alternative option
Drive • 3h 25m
£27 - £40
Glasgow to Elgin by train
The train journey time between Glasgow and Elgin is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 224 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 1m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Glasgow to Elgin train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in Elgin. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Elgin is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 25m.
The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Elgin is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 3h 25m.
No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Elgin station. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Elgin, Bus Station via Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Elgin. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.
The distance between Glasgow and Elgin is 129 miles. The road distance is 176.2 miles.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Elgin without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs £45 - £150.
The train from Glasgow Queen Street to Elgin takes 4h 10m including transfers and departs once daily.
Glasgow to Elgin bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.
Glasgow to Elgin train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.
The best way to get from Glasgow to Elgin is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs £45 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 5h 35m.
What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Elgin, Scotland?
First ScotRail Service operates a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Elgin once daily. Tickets cost £45 - £150 and the journey takes 4h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Elgin via Inverness, Bus Station in around 5h 35m.
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Elgin
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 10m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- £45 - £150
- First ScotRail Service
- Anytime Day Single
- £45 - £70
- Anytime Day Single 1st Class
- £110 - £150
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 35m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- £30 - £45
- Scottish Citylink
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Glasgow to Elgin bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Elgin, Bus Station.
Glasgow to Elgin train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Elgin station.
Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Elgin is 176 miles. It takes approximately 3h 25m to drive from Glasgow to Elgin.
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