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Transfer Options from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow

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How to get from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow

There are two different transfer options for the 40km journey from Edinburgh (EDI) airport to Glasgow, by bus or taxi. Taking an Edinburgh airport taxi is the quickest transfer option, with the journey taking just 45 minutes and costing around 86.75€ (£76). Your second transfer option is taking either the Megabus AIR bus or the Citylink Air bus. The Megabus costs 11.30€ (£9.90) one-way and the Citylink bus costs 14.27€ (£12.50) one-way and both buses take 50 minutes to reach Glasgow.

Comparison of the options

Bus €22.60 50min 01:26–03:56
Taxi €86.75 45min 24/7

How to get form Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow by bus

There are two different bus options when travelling from Edinburgh (EDI) airport to Glasgow, the Megabus AIR bus and the Citylink Air bus. The Megabus costs 11.30€ (£9.90) one-way and and the Citylink costs 14.27€ (£12.50). Both buses take around 50 minutes to reach Glasgow in light traffic.

How much is the bus from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow?

The cost of your journey will depend on which bus company you choose to travel to Glasgow with. The Megabus AIR bus costs an average of 11.30€ (£9.90) for a one-way ticket, but prices can drop drastically when purchased in advance online. The Citylink Air bus costs 14.27€ (£12.50) one-way and tickets can be purchased from the driver or online in advance.



Trip Duration

50 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes.

Value for Money

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

Where do I get it from?

The bus station at Edinburgh (EDI) airport can be found just outside of the arrivals hall on the ground floor. You will see the large dark blue Megabus stop at stand C and the silver and blue Citylink bus waiting at the bus station.


Buses at Edinburgh (EDI) airport practically runs 24/7 to Glasgow and they have ample luggage storage. So, all that's left for you to do is sit back and relax, knowing that you and your personal belongings are taken care of.

Editor’s Note

The buses from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow drop you off at Buchanan Bus Station, where you can then switch to a different bus line to each your hotel.

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 purchases over 48 hours in advance.
There are USB charging points and WiFi available on the buses, so you can talk with your loved ones back home while you travel.

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How to get from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow by taxi

Getting from Edinburgh (EID) airport to Glasgow is easy by taking an Edinburgh airport taxi. The journey to Glasgow will take around 45 minutes in light to normal traffic and will cost you around 86.75€ (£76) depending on your final destination in the city.

Taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow

Taxis at Edinburgh (EDI) airport don't have a flat rate fee to Glasgow, thus the rate is charged using a taximeter based on distance. The total cost for the journey to Glasgow might change depending on the traffic and your exact destination, but it will be around 86.75€ (£76).


There's no better way to enjoy the journey from the airport to your hotel than in a private and airconditioned Edinburgh airport taxi. Direct from Edinburgh airport to the door of your accommodation in Glasgow.

Editor’s Note

Taxis throughout Glasgow also charge by using a taximeter based on distance, so it's important to make sure that the meter is restarted each time you enter a taxi.

Useful Tips

Standard taxis can only fit 4 people, if you're travelling with a larger group you may need two taxis.
Taxis at Edinburgh airport only accept Pound Sterling (GPB), so be sure to carry some with you.

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. Megasbus costs 11.30€ (£9.90) one-way and the Citylink costs 14.27€ (£12.50). Both buses have discounts when tickets are purchased online in advance.

How much is a taxi from Edinburgh airport to Glasgow?

Taxis at Edinburgh airport don't charge by using a flat rate fee, the cost is calculated by using a taximeter. The approximate cost for this 65 km journey is 86.75€ (£76).

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