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Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus

The journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus is 41.58 mi and takes 2 hr 23 min. There are 257 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:00 AM and the last at 11:59 PM. It is possible to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus for as little as $1.74 or as much as $20.29. The best price for this journey is $1.74.

Lowest Price$1.74
Journey Duration2 hr 23 min
Connection per Day257
Lowest Price$1.74
Highest Price$20.29
First Departure1:00 AM
Last Departure11:59 PM
Distance41.58 mi
DepartureGlasgow
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersNational Express, FlixBus

Glasgow to Edinburgh Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Mar 1, 2024

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Planning to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

When you're traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $9.75. You might be able to find prices as low as $1.74, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. On average, though, you'll pay about $9.75 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does the journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh take by bus?

The journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh by bus is approximately 41.58 mi. It will take you more or less 2 hr 23 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh by bus usually takes 2 hr 23 min to cover a distance of 41.58 mi. The shortest journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh will take you 0 hr 56 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Edinburgh quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many daily journeys are there from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The exact number of journeys from Glasgow to Edinburgh can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 257 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Glasgow to Edinburgh. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Glasgow to Edinburgh varies, but in general, you can expect to find 245 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book Glasgow to Edinburgh travel

Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.70 to $5.56 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 69% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

The cheapest Glasgow - Edinburgh bus tickets can be found for as low as $3.53 if you’re lucky, or $4.64 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.54.

Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by bus

When travelling to Edinburgh by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board National Express, FlixBus and Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
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Glasgow to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
4.68kg
Bus
5.02kg
Flight
13.38kg
Car
10.71kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
A bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh is $9.75. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $1.74.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh is $1.74. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh by bus?
Glasgow to Edinburgh is 41.58 mi.
How long does the bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh take?
Glasgow to Edinburgh is on average 2 hr 23 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 56 min.
Which companies operate from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The bus journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: National Express, FlixBus and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Glasgow to Edinburgh has 257 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at 1:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart?
The latest bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at 11:59 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $1.74 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Glasgow to go to Edinburgh. You can go from Charing Cross (Glasgow), Pollokshields East and Glasgow Central and you can arrive at Edinburgh Haymarket, The Mound (Stop MB) and Edinburgh Waverley.
How many direct connections depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
There are on average 245 direct connection(s) from Glasgow to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh is 0 hr 56 min.
Is there a direct bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus?
The bus journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh creates 5.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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