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Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration1h 15m
Bus arrives inEdinburgh
Buses depart fromGlasgow
Coach Ticket Price£ 4.63
Distance67 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

Quick Guide: Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Average Price: £5
Buses per day: ~32
Changes: Direct
Average Time: 1h
Distance: 42 Miles
Slowest Route: 1h20


Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh: Journey Details

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh run near enough hourly throughout the day. The journey duration takes between 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes. The first bus of the day departs Glasgow before 7 in the morning with the last service leaving after 8 in the evening. Services are operated by National Express and Bruce Coaches.

All journeys on this route are direct. The National Express services from Glasgow to Edinburgh are quicker but run less frequently.

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Edinburgh

Demographics

Local Time 06:26
£ Pound (Sterling)
Population 435,700
Region Scotland
Languages English

How expensive is Edinburgh?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Edinburgh costs 14.3% less than in Glasgow.

Shopping

Prices in Edinburgh are on average 3.6% lower than in Glasgow.

Public Transport

Public transport in Edinburgh costs around 24.9% less than in Glasgow.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Edinburgh is about 30.2% more expensive than in Glasgow.

Taking the Bus from Glasgow

Glasgow Buchanan bus station, which is next to Glasgow Queen Street railway station, is where buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh set off from. The bus station is a short walk to the north of Glasgow Central railway station, however, a shuttle bus is also on hand to ferry passengers from one station to another. Buchanan bus station is the largest bus station in Scotland and from there it's possible to take buses to Edinburgh Airport and Aberdeen.

The bus station is well connected to the public transport network. Regular services between Monday and Friday end at around midnight; there are night buses on the weekend.

Getting into Edinburgh by Bus

As the capital of Scotland and one of the most popular cities in the UK, Edinburgh is rich in history and culture. The city is very picturesque with a mixture of both Victorian and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh's beautiful old town is centred around the Royal Mile, where most of the main sights can be seen. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival which sees plenty of music, comedy and theatre across various city venues and on ​the streets. A visit to the impressive Edinburgh castle is a must.

Buses from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive at Edinburgh Bus Station, situated in the city centre, just 200 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station. From there, many of the main sights in Edinburgh are well within walking distance, including the castle. Edinburgh's public transport network is extensive and tram and bus stops are near to the coach station. Night bus services and taxis are also available.

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