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Prices calendar bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by coach, train, carsharing and flights. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the best price for your next travel.

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Megabus£4

National Express£10

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Best prices for bus tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh

from £5.60 MORE 1h12m
from £4.00 MORE 1h20m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Train
from £8.80 MORE 1h10m
Flights
from £60.94 MORE 9h01m

Travel information for your bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Coach routes are well widespread in Great Britain: each year approximately thirty million passengers choose this option for their holidays and to visit family and friends. Companies propose affordable prices, often cheaper than train fares or plane prices. Nevertheless persons must be patient because bus trips are longer in time. For example the average journey time for bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh is 1h17m.

Travelling by coach is longer than a travel by train although today carriers offer more and more high quality service on buses. The majority of buses are equipped with comfortable seats, toilets, electrical sockets and air conditioning. On some lines, Wi-Fi is available allowing you to utilize your laptop and tablet during your trip.

For the purpose of offer a punctual service coach companies like National Express, Megabus require passengers to check in at least 30 minutes before coach departure. Travelers should have their identity papers and other travel documents as coach ticket to be ready for inspection at check-in. Remember that for your next journey by bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, 15 minutes before, boarding is no longer ensured.

Passengers travelling by coach to Edinburgh are authorized to take up to three pieces of luggage per traveler. In general companies don't mind what your luggage is packed in: they demand travelers that it's no bigger than a standard large suitcase and weight no more than 20kg. You are allowed to also bring a piece of small hand luggage on the bus with you!

If you have to cancel your Glasgow Edinburgh coach travel or if you wish insurance for your bag or be repatriated during your next bus bus, look for information about the National Express, Megabus insurance for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh online directly on the website of the carriers.

Book a coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh

To purchase your Glasgow to Edinburgh bus ticket, you can consult the following coach companies' websites that offer bus tickets between Glasgow to Edinburgh:

National Express

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

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Megabus

Megabus, the low-cost coach company in UK, serves Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus at low prices, from £4. The company regularly offers discounts to its passenger and prices from £1 to travel by coach.

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

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By collecting the offers from the past six months, we can understand the best time to book 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 wish to take a coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

According to our data, you might even wait longer as the right time to book is 7 days in advance with tickets from £6. It is 7% cheaper than getting your seat 3 months in advance which will cost you a minimum of £7.

Best price found for bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

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£4.00 24/12/2017 18:15 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 13:30 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 09:45 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 15:15 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 18:45 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 11:45 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 06:30 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 17:45 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 19:00 Megabus 2 hours ago
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£4.00 24/12/2017 16:15 Megabus 2 hours ago

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

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Discount coach Glasgow to Edinburgh

National Express discounts Glasgow to Edinburgh

You are able to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by bus for cheap with National Express attractive fares. The coach company provides promos, discount cards as well as several passes to spend less on your journey.

National Express enables you to save a third on standard prices for 12 months with these 3 coachcards for only £10*:

  • Young Person Discount card: if you're between 16-26 years or full-time students
  • Senior Discount card: if you're between 60 and more
  • Disabled Discount card: for people with disabilities

If you plan to travel with your family you are able to use 1 of these two Family Coachcards:

  • Family 1plus1 Coachcard costs £8* for a year: 1 child can travel for free when he is with a full fare paying adult
  • Family 2plus2 Coachcard costs £16* for 12 months: 2 kids can travel for free when they are with two full fares paying adults

Explore Edinburgh and get unlimited travel in the United Kingdom using the Brit Xplorer passes:

  • Hobo: 7 days for £79*
  • Footloose: 2 weeks for £139*
  • Rolling Stone: 28 days for £219*

For your journey to Edinburgh from Glasgow, National Express provides funfare tickets (cheaper tickets) if you book in advance. When travelling with friends (4 or more passengers) with National Express, you may save 25% on standard fares.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Discounts Megabus Glasgow to Edinburgh

Megabus is a low-cost operator offering coach services to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It provides cheap tickets from only £1 each way (plus a 50p* booking fee) to travel across the UK & Europe. These fares are normally quickly sold out and you need to be flexible and purchase your Glasgow Edinburgh bus tickets as early as possible.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Route information

Bus Glasgow Edinburgh

Bus journey Glasgow to Edinburgh

Glasgow Edinburgh bus map

Bus Time 1h17m
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Destination Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Cheapest bus ticket fare: from £4.00
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus

Which coach operators should I use?

Bus tickets from Glasgow (Scotland) to Edinburgh (Scotland) are available with National Express, Megabus. We suggest you have a look at the luggage restrictions and services on board of each operator before booking your journey.

What is the price of a coach ticket for this journey?

The price of your coach will vary depending on the operator, when you travel and if you purchase your ticket in advance. The cheapest bus that we found for the next month is from £4.00.

How far is it by bus?

The bus duration can vary depending on the operator but coaches take on average 1h17m to cover the 42 miles. Taking the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh is longer than other travel options but you should pay less.

Bus times from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

Megabus coaches often make the connection between the two cities. You can find Megabus coaches departure times directly on the Megabus website.

Coach stations to travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh

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

For your arrival, several coach stations are available :Edinburgh High Street bus station, Edinburgh Central bus station, Edinburgh St Andrews Square bus station, Edinburgh Airport bus station.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Discover the best of Edinburgh by going to these 6 locations

  • Edinburgh Old Town
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Museum of Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Surgeon Hall Museum
  • Gladstone's Land

If you are willing to spend some time discovering Edinburgh, we have selected for you some places to visit in order to help you plan your trip. Your plan can be different depending on your preferences or whether you're visiting the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these tips can be of interest. Many of these places are free to visit but we suggest you to double check, especially as you should be able to book tickets beforehand to avoid the queues.

Edinburgh Old Town can be the starting place for your itinerary as it is among the main attractions for travellers. You can then continue your itinerary with National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia which are also famous.

You may then continue your itinerary with Surgeon Hall Museum which is another opportunity to discover the city.

If you still got spare time, you can visit the Museum of Edinburgh which is generally appreciated by locals.

Our last suggestion if you would like to get a complete picture of the city will be the Gladstone's Land. Remember to have a look at the events, festivals or concerts that you can attend during your stay as it could help you meet locals who might be able to provide you with more insights.

Other transport alternatives

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

Glasgow to Edinburgh trains