There are 6 ways to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by bus, train, tram, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 500 bus, bus  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station 500
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport Air / ...

$19 - $24

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Line 500 bus, train, tram  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane 500
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Park
  3. Take the tram from Edinburgh Park Station (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) T50

$26 - $32

Bus, line 747 bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Halbeath, Park & Ride X24
  2. Take the line 747 bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Edinburgh Airport, Airport 747

$26

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.9 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.9 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  54 min

  1. Take a town car from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 48.9 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). However, there are services departing from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) and arriving at Edinburgh Airport, Airport via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 42 miles. The road distance is 48.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) without a car is to line 500 bus and bus which takes 1 h 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI), including transfers.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by First, depart from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) station.

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Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 49 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

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There are 2182+ hotels available in Edinburgh Airport (EDI). Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
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  • Distance: 42 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

What companies run services between Glasgow Airport (GLA), Scotland and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland?

You can take a bus from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) via Buchanan Bus Station in around 1 h 28 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 Park
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $18
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Park Station (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Glasgow, Waterloo Lane
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
First
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport) to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Glasgow Airport (GLA) to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Glasgow Taxis
Phone
+44 141 429 7070
Website
glasgowtaxis.co.uk
City Cars Private Hire
Phone
+44 141 959 1212
Website
citycarsprivatehire.com
Hampden Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 141 429 1122
Website
hampdencars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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