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Glasgow to Edinburgh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$4.62
Shortest Duration1h 5m
Trips per day67
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Glasgow to Edinburgh were $6.46.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 7 days out, tickets are on average $0.24 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh 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 22 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus is usually on Sunday. 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. Friday 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh?

On average there are 67 scheduled bus trips per day. Megabus has the most regularly scheduled departures from Glasgow to Edinburgh, with an average of 63.625 trips per day and 254.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Of the 67 trips there are 66 trips that are direct connections to Edinburgh.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh start at $12.49.

2 carriers offer Glasgow to Edinburgh bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh from $5.88. There are 63.625 trips per day offered by Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $6.60 for a Megabus ticket to Edinburgh. In Glasgow, Megabus departs to Edinburgh from Buchanan Bus Station, In Edinburgh, Megabus arrives at Bus Station and one other station.

An average trip on Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Edinburgh in 1 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 64.25 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $6.66 for a weekend trip to Edinburgh.

Avg. Time
1h 20m
Avg. Price
$6.60

National Express

Book National Express from Glasgow to Edinburgh from $3.83. There are 6.75 trips per day offered by National Express from Glasgow to Edinburgh and you can expect on average to pay $6.69 for a National Express ticket to Edinburgh. In Glasgow, National Express departs to Edinburgh from Buchanan Bus Station, In Edinburgh, National Express arrives at Bus Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Edinburgh in 1 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 8 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $6.83 for a weekend trip to Edinburgh.

Avg. Time
1h 58m
Avg. Price
$6.69

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Edinburgh depart from one main station in Glasgow:
  • Buchanan Bus Station
Buses arrive in Edinburgh at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Edinburgh for trips arriving from Glasgow:
  • Bus Station
  • N St David St 26
  • New Charlotte House
  • Queensferry Rd

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