There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

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

$23 - $29

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 40 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 Lindean, layby (Lindean) X95

$27 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders 80.5 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and The Scottish Borders is 59 miles. The road distance is 80.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow station to The Scottish Borders. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at Lindean, layby (Lindean) via Haymarket Station and Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at Galashiels via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders via Edinburgh in around 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to The Scottish Borders via Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, Waterloo Place (near 23), and Old Town, North Bridge (Middle of Bridge) in around 3 h 40 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
Train from Edinburgh to Galashiels
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
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 Lindean, layby (Lindean)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
bordersbuses.co.uk

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