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Transfer Options from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow

There are two different airport transfer options to get from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to Glasgow, you can either take the bus or a taxi. Choosing an Edinburgh airport taxi is the quickest transfer option, taking just 45 minutes to drive the 64 km separating Edinburgh and Glasgow. Your second transfer option is to take one of the two airport shuttle buses, called the Megabus or the Citylink Air bus. Both buses take around 50 minutes to reach Glasgow from Edinburgh airport. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Edinburgh at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €65 45min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €86 45min 24/7
Bus €20 50min 01:26–03:56

How to get from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow by taxi

Taking an taxi from Edinburgh (EID) Airport is the easiest and most comfortable way to get to Glasgow. Your airport transfer to Glasgow takes around 45 minutes in light to normal traffic and costs around €65 (£58), depending on your final destination within the city.

Taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow

Taxis at Edinburgh (EDI) Airport do not have a flat rate to Glasgow, thus the rate is calculated using a taximeter and based on the distance travelled. The total cost for the journey to Glasgow might vary depending on the traffic you encounter and your exact destination, however, it should be around €65 (£58).

Convenience

There is no better way to enjoy the journey from the airport to your hotel than in a private, air conditioned Edinburgh airport taxi. Our professional drivers will take you directly from Edinburgh airport to your accommodation in Glasgow.

Editor’s Note

All taxis in Glasgow calculate their fee using a taximeter, based on the distance travelled. Therefor, it is important to make sure that the meter has been reset when entering a taxi.

Useful Tips

Standard taxis can only fit 4 people, if you're travelling with a larger group you may need two taxis or a bigger car.
Taxis at Edinburgh airport only accept Pound Sterling (GPB), thus, it is important to carry the local currency in cash on you.

How to get from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow by bus

There are two different airport shuttles when travelling from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to Glasgow, the Megabus AIR bus and the Citylink Air bus. A one-way ticket on the Megabus costs €10 (£9.90) and a one-way on the Citylink costs €13 (£12.50). In normal traffic conditions, both buses take around 50 minutes to reach Glasgow.

How much is the bus from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow?

The cost of your journey will depend on the bus company you choose to travel to Glasgow with. A one-way ticket on the Megabus AIR bus costs €10 (£9.90), however, the price can drop drastically when purchased online, in advance. A one-way ticket on the Citylink Air bus costs €13 (£12.50) and you can purchase your ticket directly from the driver or in advance, online.

Cost

€10

Trip Duration

50 Min.

There is a waiting time of up to 1 hour.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses are available from 01:26 to 03:56 at Edinburgh airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Edinburgh (EDI) Airport bus station on the ground floor, outside the arrivals hall. The large dark blue Megabus stop is at stand C and the silver and blue Citylink bus stops at the bus station.

Convenience

Buses at Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to Glasgow operate nearly 24/7 and both buses have ample luggage storage. This being said, all that is left for you to do is to sit back and relax, knowing that everything is being taken care of.

Editor’s Note

Both buses from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow stop at Buchanan Bus Station, where you can then switch to a different bus line in order to reach your final destination.

Useful Tips

The Megabus AIR bus has a luggage allowance of 20kg per person.
Tickets for the Citylink Air bus can drop in price if purchased online, over 48 hours in advance.
There are USB charging points and WiFi available on both buses.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Edinburgh. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

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Frequently asked questions

How much is the bus to Glasgow?

There are two bus companies that run from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow, the Megabus AIR bus and the Citylink Air bus. A one-way ticket on the Megabus costs €10 (£9.90), whereas a one-way ticket on the Citylink costs €13 (£12.50). You may purchase discounted tickets for both airport shuttles, when purchased in advance, online.

How much is a taxi from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow?

Taxis at Edinburgh airport calculate their fees using a taximeter, and not on a set rate. The approximate cost for this 64 km journey is around €65 (£58).

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