Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport

How to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport by coach

Updated September 2011

There is no direct bus or coach from Edinburgh City Centre to Glasgow Airport. The only way to travel to Glasgow Airport from Edinburgh by bus is:

  1. Take the frequent Book Edinburgh - Glasgow bus ticket
  2. Take the Glasgow Flyer express bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Glasgow Airport (runs every 10 minutes on average).
    Book Glasgow Flyer bus ticket

How long does the bus take to get to Glasgow Airport from Edinburgh

Average bus travel times and bus fares

Edinburgh to Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station) Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station) to Glasgow Airport Entire journey
How long it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes 25 minutes 1 hour and 50 minutes approx
Bus fares (one-way) From £3.50 £4.50 (£4.20 if booked via National Express) From £7.70
Book Edinburgh - Glasgow bus ticket Book Glasgow Flyer bus ticket at National Express and save 30p

It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get from Edinburgh City Centre to Glasgow on the Megabus/Citylink bus and a further 25 minutes to get from Glasgow City Centre to Glasgow Airport with the airport bus. Add to that a 5-10 minute wait (on average) at Buchanan Bus Station for the Glasgow Flyer bus and the total travel time from Edinburgh City Centre to Glasgow Airport is 1 hour and 50 minutes approx. See our Megabus Scotland in-depth coach guide.

Instant fares for cheap flights to/from Glasgow.

Bus Timetables - Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport

When is the earliest you can get to Glasgow Airport from Edinburgh by bus?

First bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow Connecting Glasgow Flyer bus to Glasgow Airport
Departs Edinburgh Arrives in Glasgow Departs Glasgow Arrives at Glasgow Airport
Monday 06:05 07:15 07:20 07:45
Tuesday 06:05 07:15 07:20 07:45
Wednesday 06:05 07:15 07:20 07:45
Thursday 06:05 07:15 07:20 07:45
Friday 06:05 07:15 07:20 07:45
Saturday morning
(with night bus)
03:00 04:10 04:30 04:55
Saturday 06:30 07:45 07:50 08:15
Sunday morning
(with night bus)
03:00 04:10 04:30 04:55
Sunday 07:30 08:45 08:50 09:15
Book Edinburgh - Glasgow bus ticket Book Glasgow Flyer bus ticket

Basically, if you want to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport by bus, the earliest you can get to the airport is:

  • Weekdays - 07:45 (with the 06:05 bus)
  • Saturdays - 04:55 (with the 03:00 night bus) and then 08:15 (with the 06:30 bus)
  • Sundays - 04:55 (with the night bus) and then 09:15 (with the 07:30 bus)

Bus Timetables - Getting from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh

When is the latest you can get to Edinburgh from Glasgow Airport by bus?

Evening Glasgow Flyer bus to Glasgow Connecting bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Departs Glasgow Airport Arrives in Glasgow Departs Glasgow Arrives in Edinburgh
Monday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Tuesday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Wednesday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Thursday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Friday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Saturday morning
(with first night bus)
00:00 00:25 01:30 02:45
Saturday evening 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Sunday morning
(with first night bus)
00:00 00:25 01:30 02:45
Sunday 20:10 20:35 21:00 22:20
Book Glasgow Flyer bus ticket Book Edinburgh - Glasgow bus ticket

NOTE: The last Glasgow Flyer bus from Glasgow Airport is at 00:00 but by the time it arrives at Buchanan Bus Station, it will have missed the last bus to Edinburgh. This means that the earlier 20:10 Glasgow Flyer from the airport is the best bus to take for late evening onward travel to Edinburgh.

Basically, if you want to travel from Glasgow Airport to Edinburgh by bus, the latest you can take the bus from Glasgow Airport is:

  • Weekdays - 20:10. You arrive in Edinburgh at 22:20.
  • Saturdays - 20:10 (and arrive at 22:20) or 00:00 (and arrive at 02:45 with the night bus)
  • Sundays - 20:10 (and arrive at 22:20) or 00:00 (and arrive at 02:45 with the night bus)

Where to buy bus tickets for travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport by coach

Scottish Citylink/Megabus to Glasgow

Glasgow - Edinburgh Bus Tickets & Times with Megabus/Scottish Citylink.

Official Website: Megabus
Phone: +44 (0) 1738 639 095

Official Website: Scottish Citylink
Phone: +44 (0) 8705 505 050

Glasgow Flyer (airport bus)

Glasgow Flyer bus Tickets & Times with National Express (30p saving compared to official website).

Official Website: Glasgow Flyer Bus
Phone: +44 (0) 8700 404 343

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