There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Galashiels

$28 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus via Dunfermline, Bus Station  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station X27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station X55
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) X62

$25 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus Scottish Citylink  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Haymarket Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange X95

$30 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey 83.7 miles

$18 - $26

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Melrose Abbey, The Scottish Borders, Scotland?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey via Edinburgh, Galashiels, Galashiels, Transport Interchange, and Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey via Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23), Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge), Galashiels, Transport Interchange, and Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) in around 3 h 33 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
Train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) to Galashiels, Transport Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Dunfermline, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dunfermline, Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Glasgow and Melrose Abbey is 101 km. The road distance is 134 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey is to drive which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park (Abbey Street) via Haymarket Station, Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) and Galashiels, Transport Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Glasgow to Melrose Abbey, including transfers.