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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Melrose by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 26 min

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

$26 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus via Livingston, Bus Terminal  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal X51
  2. Take the bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place 23 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park X62

$14 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station 900 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Melrose, Abbey Car Park X62

$18 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Melrose 83.6 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Melrose is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to Melrose. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Melrose, Abbey Car Park via Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Melrose is 63 miles. The road distance is 83.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Melrose without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs £19 - £26.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Glasgow to Melrose, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Melrose is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs £19 - £26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £23 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Glasgow to Melrose bus services, operated by Borders Buses, arrive at Melrose, Abbey Car Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Melrose is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Glasgow to Melrose.

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  • Distance: 63 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to Melrose via Edinburgh, Tweedbank, and Tweedbank Station in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Melrose via Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 4 h 18 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
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $12
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, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Borders Buses
Phone
01896 754350
Email
info@bordersbuses.co.uk
Website
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Bus from Old Town, North Bridge to Melrose, Abbey Car Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Livingston, Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Lothian Country Buses
Bus from Livingston, Bus Terminal to Edinburgh, Waterloo Place
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly

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