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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station) 901 / ...
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

$21 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station 901 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) 900

$17 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Greenock West to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh

$23 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Greenock to Edinburgh 71 miles

$15 - $22

What companies run services between Greenock, Scotland and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Greenock to Edinburgh via Buchanan Bus Station in around 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greenock to Edinburgh via Glasgow Central in around 2 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
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 Greenock West to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Bus operators
McGills Bus Service
Phone
08000 51 56 51
Email
enquiries@mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Website
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
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 (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greenock and Edinburgh is 97 km. The road distance is 114 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greenock to Edinburgh is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Greenock to Edinburgh is to drive which takes 1 h 20 min and costs £11 - £17.

No, there is no direct train from Greenock to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Greenock West and arriving at Edinburgh via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Greenock to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Greenock, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd) via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Greenock to Edinburgh, including transfers.