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Edinburgh to Glasgow bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.70
Shortest Duration1h 5m
Trips per day44
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Edinburgh to Glasgow were $6.53.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The distance between Edinburgh and Glasgow is approximately 41.67 miles, or 67.04 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by bus is usually on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

On average there are 44 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Edinburgh to Glasgow, with an average of 71 trips per day and 71 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Of the 44 trips there are 40 trips that are direct connections to Glasgow.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow start at $12.82.

2 carriers offer Edinburgh to Glasgow bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow from $5.62. There are 71 trips per day offered by Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay $6.52 for a Megabus ticket to Glasgow. In Edinburgh, Megabus departs to Glasgow from Bus Station and one other station. In Glasgow, Megabus arrives at Buchanan Bus Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Glasgow in 1 hours and 5 minutes,

Avg. Time
1h 24m
Avg. Price
$6.52

National Express

Book National Express from Edinburgh to Glasgow from $4.70. There are 8 trips per day offered by National Express from Edinburgh to Glasgow and you can expect on average to pay $6.67 for a National Express ticket to Glasgow. In Edinburgh, National Express departs to Glasgow from Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Glasgow, National Express arrives at Buchanan Bus Station,

An average trip on National Express from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 2 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Glasgow in 1 hours and 5 minutes,

Avg. Time
2h 4m
Avg. Price
$6.67

Plan your next adventure

There are 4 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Glasgow will depart from these stations in Edinburgh:
  • Bus Station
  • N St David St 26
  • Queensferry Rd
  • New Charlotte House
Buses from Edinburgh arrive in Glasgow at one main station:
  • Buchanan Bus Station

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