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Best prices for bus tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh

from £3.50 MORE 1h14m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
from £8.80 MORE 1h03m
from £76.60 MORE 8h37m

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.

In order to offer a punctual service bus companies like National Express ask passengers to check in at least 30 minutes before departure. Passengers should have within easy reach their identity documents and other travel papers as bus ticket to be ready for control at check-in. Remember that for your next travel by bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, 15 minutes before, boarding is anymore assured.

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 want insurance for your luggage or be repatriated during your next coach coach, look for information about the National Express insurance for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh online directly on the website of the companies.

Book a coach from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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

National Express

National Express, the reference of coach trips, offers Glasgow to Edinburgh bus tickets from £4. Note that the earlier you book your ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the more likely you are to find cheap tickets.


Next bus departures

Leaving today? Find the next coach services to Edinburgh

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h10m National Express
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h15m National Express
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h19m National Express
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h19m National Express
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h19m National Express
Glasgow Academi
Edinburgh High Street
1h05m 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 6 tomorrow. The first bus Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves the station at 06:25. The last one departs at 12:45. Bus operators can adapt the schedules depending on the day of the week as well as if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a major event.

Best time to book

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















Same day

Days before Departure

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.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£4.00 26/06/2017 06:25 National Express 4 days ago
£4.00 27/06/2017 06:25 National Express 1 day ago
£4.00 03/07/2017 06:25 National Express 6 days ago
£4.20 25/06/2017 06:25 National Express 2 days ago
£6.00 19/07/2017 06:25 National Express 2 days ago
£6.00 24/06/2017 07:15 National Express 21 hours ago
£6.00 25/06/2017 07:15 National Express 1 day ago
£8.60 24/06/2017 12:30 National Express 21 hours ago
£8.60 25/06/2017 12:15 National Express 1 day 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

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 £67.00
Bus operators: National Express

Which bus operators should I use?

All buses connecting Glasgow (Scotland) to Edinburgh (Scotland) are operated by National Express.

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

We found coaches from €3.50 to travel in the next 30 days. The fare of the bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh can more or less change depending for example of how long in advance you purchase it but you will see that often, bus travel tends to be the least expensive transportation mode.

How far is it by coach?

You will need on average 1h17m to travel by bus between the 2 cities. While coach services are normally much longer than trains or flights, they remain almost always the cheapest option to travel the 42 miles between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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.

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.

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

Things to do in Edinburgh

Discover the best of Edinburgh by going to these 6 locations

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Old Town
  • Museum of Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Surgeon Hall Museum
  • The People's Story

If you want to spend some time visiting Edinburgh, we have selected for you some points of interests in order to help you plan your trip. Your plan can change whether you have a specific interest or whether you're visiting the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these suggestions 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 buy tickets before you get there to avoid the queues.

Royal Yacht Britannia can be the starting place for your itinerary as it is one of the most important things to do for visitors. You can then continue your itinerary by going to National Museum of Scotland or Edinburgh Old Town 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 tip if you want to get a complete picture of the city will be the The People's Story. Do not forget to have a look at the events, festivals or concerts that you can attend during your trip as it should help you meet locals who will 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

Glasgow to Edinburgh flights

Other coaches around Edinburgh