Cheap bus travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow | megabus

Travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow

If you’re looking for cheap coach travel to Glasgow, there are plenty of megabuses that’ll take you there from Edinburgh. With the money you’ll save on travel costs, you can indulge in a spot of retail therapy on Glasgow’s ‘Style Mile’ or have a night out instead. There’s so much culture in the city, too – have a read of our guide to Glasgow for the best things to see and do. From the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the striking Gothic cathedral, Glasgow is up there with the best of the city break destinations.

How long does the bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow take?

Coaches from Edinburgh to Glasgow take an average of 1 hour and 25 minutes, although it can vary by about 15 minutes either side of that. This gives you more than enough time to take advantage of onboard features like free WiFi and power sockets. These handy extras come as standard on all megabus coaches.

There are between 51 and 76 buses running from Edinburgh to Glasgow every day, depending on the day of the week. So you’re bound to find a departure time that suits you. Scottish Citylink operates our megabus services between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Where does the megabus stop in Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Your Edinburgh to Glasgow coach will leave from Edinburgh Bus Station on Elder Street in the city centre. It’ll take you around five minutes to walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station, and less than 10 minutes from the shops on Princes Street. That means it’s perfect for any last-minute purchases.

If you’re flying into Edinburgh Airport, you can also take the megabus from there. Check out our Edinburgh city guide  if you’re planning on spending more time in the city and are looking for inspiration on what to do.

Buses to Glasgow arrive at Buchanan Bus Station on Killermont Street. The Visit Scotland Glasgow iCentre is just a 10-minute walk from here, inside the city’s Gallery of Modern Art. Here you can book tickets for museums, shows or whatever takes your fancy.

Heading to the University of Glasgow? There are buses that run to the main campus, or you can jump on the subway from Buchanan Street to Hillhead. For Glasgow Caledonian University, it’ll only take you five minutes to walk from the bus station. 

To find out what Glasgow has to offer, just use our Glasgow city guide.

How much do Edinburgh to Glasgow journeys cost?

megabus tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

It’s really easy to book coach travel to Glasgow with megabus. Just click book now or use the journey planner on this page, select your travel dates, check availability - and book.