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Bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Prices calendar bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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National Express£6




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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 6 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Best prices for bus tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow

from £5.50 MORE 1h19m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow
from £8.80 MORE 1h06m
from £74.59 MORE 9h29m

Next bus departures

Leaving today? Find the next bus services to Glasgow

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Edinburgh High Street
Glasgow Academi
1h22m National Express
Edinburgh High Street
Glasgow Academi
1h22m National Express
Edinburgh High Street
Glasgow Academi
1h22m National Express

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 bus departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 5 services are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first bus Edinburgh to Glasgow departs at 06:15. The last one is at 13:35. Bus operators can vary the times depending on which day you're travelling and if you're travelling during school holidays, bank holidays or for a specific event.

Coach stations to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow

For your journey between Edinburgh and Glasgow several coach stations of departure and arrival exist. You can choose between the following bus stations departure: Edinburgh High Street bus station, Edinburgh Central bus station.

For your arrival, several coach stations are available :Glasgow Academi bus station, Glasgow Citylink bus station.

Discount coach Edinburgh to Glasgow

National Express discounts Edinburgh to Glasgow

National Express offers several opportunities to reduce the cost of your ticket when travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow by coach. As an example you will benefit from cheaper tickets when you book in advance as well as if you choose to use one of the company's coach cards or specific passes.

If you want to discover the UK for a few weeks, National Express can help you make savings using its Brit Xplorer passes. You will be able to travel for a fixed price during 7 (£79*), 14 (£139*) or 28 (£219*) consecutive days.

National Express offers Coachcards for travellers aged between 16 to 26, for seniors and for registered disabled customers. It gives card holders 33% off coach fares and only costs £10* per year. In fact if your bus ticket costs £30 or more, the card will pay for itself after just one journey.

Families can also benefit from special discounts with a specific Coachcard. Whether you have one (£8* per year) or 2 children (£16* for 12 months), they may travel anytime for free if accompanied by a paying adult.

If you’re travelling as a group of four or more in the United Kingdom, including for your journey to Glasgow from Edinburgh, you can get 25% on standard fares.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Best price found for bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Gopili compares prices to find you cheap bus tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days. You can also have a look at the prices for the Glasgow Edinburgh bus to make sure you get a seat for your return journey.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£5.50 24/06/2017 06:45 National Express 4 days ago
£6.00 07/07/2017 06:30 National Express 2 days ago
£6.00 23/06/2017 06:30 National Express 1 day ago
£6.00 25/06/2017 06:45 National Express 1 day ago
£6.00 29/06/2017 06:30 National Express 4 days ago
£6.00 30/06/2017 06:30 National Express 21 hours ago
£6.00 27/06/2017 06:30 National Express 2 days ago
£8.60 29/06/2017 13:05 National Express 4 days ago
£8.60 24/06/2017 12:20 National Express 4 days ago
£8.60 07/07/2017 12:35 National Express 2 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Glasgow bus tickets for the next 30 days.

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Bus times from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Every day many National Express coaches travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow: you can check coach timetables for your next journey on the National Express website.

Things to do in Glasgow

Experience the best of Glasgow by visiting these 6 places

  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Glasgow Green
  • Riverside Museum
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Burrell Collection

If you want to spend some time discovering Glasgow, we have selected for you some points of interests in order to help you prepare your trip. Your trip can be different depending on your preferences or whether you're discovering the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these suggestions might be of interest. Most of these landmarks are free to visit but we recommend you to verify, especially as you should be able to purchase tickets before you get there to avoid the queues.

Glasgow Science Centre can be the starting point of your itinerary as it is among the most important attractions for travellers. You can then continue your itinerary by going to Riverside Museum and Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery which are also famous.

You can also extend your itinerary with The Lighthouse which is another way to explore the city.

If you still have some time, you should visit the Glasgow Green which is generally appreciated by tourists.

Our last suggestion if you would like to have a full view of the city will be the The Burrell Collection. Remember to check out the events, festivals or concerts that you can attend during your trip as it should enable you to meet locals who will be able to provide you with further advices.

Best time to book

Cost of a bus Edinburgh to Glasgow depending on when you book your ticket
















Same day

Days before Departure

By collecting the results from the last six months, we can understand the best time to purchase your ticket. While for most bus services, getting your ticket in advance enables you to pay less, you don't need to do so if you want to take a coach from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

Looking at our figures, you should even wait a little further as the best time to book is 2 months in advance with tickets starting from £6. It is 8% cheaper than booking your seat 3 months in advance which will cost you at least £7.

Other transport alternatives

There are alternative transport methods to coach for travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow:

Edinburgh to Glasgow trains

Edinburgh to Glasgow flights

Travel information for your bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Choosing the bus as a mean of transport is one solution to economize money, therefore this mode of transport is becoming mainstream. Often, taking the coach to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow is cheaper than travelling with aeroplane, train or car, even though it takes more time, i.e. 1h20m. Today, in addition to increasing their buses' comfort and services, bus carriers served more and more cities throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and developed their routes to enable you to go everywhere.

Every day, coach operators try to increase their buses to propose you the best quality service and comfort on their buses. You will spend the time of your travel on comfortable seats with air conditioning and on some coaches you will have access to WiFi and electrical sockets

Be conscious when you travel by bus that National Express request their consumers to be minimum 30 minutes early before departure to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow. If you show up later you risk not being able to board your bus.

Coach companies allow you to take three luggage of with a maximum weight of 20 kg on their bus. More exactly you can take one piece of hand baggage on the bus and put two baggage in the baggage spaces. You can have more bag but you will have to pay an extra fee.

Take a look at the coach companies' website to access to information concerning insurance. Indeed, you may need insurance if you risk annulling your trip from Edinburgh to Glasgow by bus. In addition, they can propose travel insurances which cover you in case of accident or your baggage in case of loss.

Book a coach from Edinburgh to Glasgow

To purchase your Edinburgh to Glasgow bus ticket, you can go on National Express website that offers bus tickets between Edinburgh to Glasgow:

National Express

National Express, the reference of coach trips, offers Edinburgh to Glasgow bus tickets from £6. Note that the earlier you book your ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the more likely you are to find cheap tickets.


Route information

Bus Edinburgh Glasgow

Bus journey Edinburgh to Glasgow

Edinburgh Glasgow bus map

Bus Time 1h20m
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Cheapest bus ticket fare: from £67.00
Bus operators: National Express

Many operators offers bus services across the country & Europe but the Edinburgh to Glasgow journey is only served by the company National Express.

The cheapest price found to travel by bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow in the next 30 days starts from €5.50. Bus travel is often the best option to make savings compared to the fares of travelling by plane and trains.

Although travelling by bus is usually cheaper, it takes more time. In fact, the average journey time to travel by bus between Edinburgh and Glasgow is 1h20m covering a distance of about 42 miles.