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Edinburgh to Glasgow

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1 suggested route to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, car, bus

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How to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow ?

Trip Edinburgh Glasgow

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance42 mi
Direct lineYes

Glasgow is your next holiday destination but you're wondering how to go there and how it is possible to get the cheapest Edinburgh to Glasgow transport offers? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

You'll be able to get in a single search on Vivanoda, your multimodal travel planner in Europe, all the prices for trains, carpooling and buses to travel to Glasgow from Edinburgh You just have to specify the departure date to Glasgow then let Vivanoda search for you. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the Edinburgh - Glasgow offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of Blablacar, ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry, National Express or MegaBus to reach Glasgow.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Edinburgh to Glasgow bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Edinburgh to Glasgow, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Edinburgh and Glasgow and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Glasgow.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the Edinburgh Glasgow route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The new buses used by National Express and MegaBus are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Edinburgh Glasgow is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The coaches operating the Edinburgh Glasgow line are mostly equipped with an air conditioning system, which will allow you to travel in good conditions during hot seasons.
  • The modern buses that you take from Edinburgh to Glasgow are all comfortable, with toilets and reclining seats.

Which coach companies to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

The bus service between the city of Edinburgh and Glasgow is operating by multiple coach companies: MegaBus and National Express.

MegaBus Edinburgh GlasgowNational Express Edinburgh Glasgow

Departure bus stations in Edinburgh

It is recommended that you arrive at the Edinburgh bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. In general, the destination 'Glasgow' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Edinburgh

Bus stops at arrival in Glasgow

In Glasgow, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Glasgow

Train Edinburgh to Glasgow

Is it possible to go directly by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

Yes, it is possible to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train without making any changes. Be aware that depending the day of the week, the schedule can change and direct trains may not operate every days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Edinburgh-Glasgow train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Edinburgh Glasgow

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Edinburgh and Glasgow with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Edinburgh Glasgow train companies

The railways ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Glasgow.
ScotRail Edinburgh GlasgowCrossCountry Edinburgh GlasgowEast Coast Edinburgh Glasgow

Railway stations from Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley

Railway stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Central
  • Charing Cross (Glasgow)
  • Glasgow Queen Street

Carpool from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Edinburgh-Glasgow with other travellers looking for the same route. Instead of driving alone the car from Edinburgh to Glasgow, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

The important difference between carsharing and the other modes of transport is that it has not a scheduled timetable. This means that when looking for Edinburgh-Glasgow rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). Good option for lastminute stay in Glasgow!

When you book a ride between Edinburgh Glasgow, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

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