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Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

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How to go from Glasgow to Edinburgh ?

Trip Glasgow Edinburgh

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance42 mi
Direct lineYes

You're planning a trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh and like many travellers you are looking for the best and the cheapest mode of transport to travel between Glasgow Edinburgh? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling and trains in a single search. Simply enter your travel date to Edinburgh and Vivanoda does the rest. To refine your search according to your preferences, use the filters and sorting options available.

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

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

Glasgow to Edinburgh bus

Are you looking for a bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh? There is indeed a direct bus line that operates this route.

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Edinburgh, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • The Glasgow Edinburgh tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The fleet of MegaBus or National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Glasgow Edinburgh road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Glasgow to Edinburgh watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The modern buses that operate the line Glasgow Edinburgh have toilets and comfortable reclining seats in order to make you travel in optimal conditions.

Coach companies on the Glasgow Edinburgh trip

MegaBus and National Express are the coach companies operating the bus line Glasgow Edinburgh with direct service.

MegaBus Glasgow EdinburghNational Express Glasgow Edinburgh

Departure bus stations in Glasgow

It is recommended that you arrive at the Glasgow bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'Edinburgh' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Finally, have your ticket checked by the driver of National Express or MegaBus and get on board after having your luggage in the hold.

  • Glasgow

Arrival bus stations in Edinburgh

When you arrive in Edinburgh, make sure you don't forget anything at your seat and in the hold.

  • Edinburgh

Train Glasgow to Edinburgh

Is there a direct train bound for Edinburgh from Glasgow?

Yes, it is possible to go from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Edinburgh and there may be fewer direct trains from Glasgow on certain days. To check prices and availabilities, launch now a search for a Glasgow-Edinburgh train ticket on Vivanoda.

Intercity train Glasgow Edinburgh

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the Glasgow-Edinburgh route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

Glasgow Edinburgh railways companies

There are 3 carriers that operate rail journeys between Glasgow and Edinburgh: ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast.
ScotRail Glasgow EdinburghCrossCountry Glasgow EdinburghEast Coast Glasgow Edinburgh

Departure train stations in Glasgow

  • Glasgow Queen Street
  • Glasgow Central

Arrival train stations in Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Waverley
  • Edinburgh Park

Carpool from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey Glasgow-Edinburgh with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Ridesharing doesn't have any scheduled timetable on the contrary to rail, bus or air industry. So, you surely have better chances to get Glasgow-Edinburgh rides searching three days in advance than one month. This is more a lastminute solution to go to Edinburgh.

When you book a ride between Glasgow Edinburgh, you'll set directly with the driver how he can pick you up. The payment is done on our partner's site; this avoids to talk about money with the driver.

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