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There are 4 ways to get from Greenock to Edinburgh by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2 h 16 min

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

$21 - $25

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 41 min

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

$14 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 25 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 900

$17 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Greenock to Edinburgh 71 miles

$15 - $22

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Greenock station to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Greenock, Bus Station and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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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 41 min.

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The distance between Greenock and Edinburgh is 61 miles. The road distance is 71 miles.

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The best way to get from Greenock to Edinburgh without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs £16 - £20.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Greenock to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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Greenock to Edinburgh bus services, operated by McGills Bus Service, arrive at Greenock, Bus Station.

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Greenock to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Greenock West station.

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The best way to get from Greenock to Edinburgh is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs £13 - £18. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £10 - £25 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Greenock to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 60.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greenock to Edinburgh via Glasgow Central in around 2 h 41 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
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
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
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
mcgillsbuses.co.uk
Bus from Greenock, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Greenock to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street station.

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Greenock to Edinburgh train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greenock to Edinburgh is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Greenock to Edinburgh.

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