Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport

How to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport by coach

Updated September 2011

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

  1. Take the frequent Book Glasgow - Edinburgh bus ticket
  2. Take the Airlink Edinburgh express bus from Waverley Bridge (just off Princes Street, a few minutes' walk from St Andrew's Square) to Edinburgh Airport (runs every 10 minutes on average).
    Book Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) ticket

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

Average bus travel times and bus fares

Glasgow to Edinburgh (St Andrew's Bus Station) Edinburgh (Waverley Bridge) to Edinburgh Airport Entire journey
How long it takes 1 hour and 20 minutes 25 minutes 2 hours approx
Bus fares (one-way) From £3.50 £3.50 From £7.00
Book Glasgow - Edinburgh bus ticket Book Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) ticket

It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from Glasgow City Centre to Edinburgh on the Megabus/Citylink bus and a further 25 minutes to get from Edinburgh City Centre to Edinburgh Airport with the airport shuttle bus. Add to that a 5-10 minute walk from St Andrew's Square to Waverley Bridge and a 5 minute wait (on average) for the Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) and the total travel time from Glasgow City Centre to Edinburgh Airport is 2 hours approx. See our Megabus Scotland in-depth coach guide.

Instant fares for cheap flights to/from Edinburgh.

Bus Timetables - Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh Airport

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

First bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh Connecting Airport bus (Airlink 100) to Edinburgh Airport
Departs Glasgow Arrives in Edinburgh (Bus Station) Departs Edinburgh (Waverley Bridge) Arrives at Edinburgh Airport
Monday 05:20 06:35 06:55 07:20
Tuesday 05:20 06:35 06:55 07:20
Wednesday 05:20 06:35 06:55 07:20
Thursday 05:20 06:35 06:55 07:20
Friday 05:20 06:35 06:55 07:20
Saturday morning
(with night bus)
03:00 04:15 04:35 05:00
Saturday 06:30 07:50 08:05 08:30
Sunday morning
(with night bus)
03:00 04:15 04:35 05:00
Sunday 07:30 08:50 09:05 09:30
Book Glasgow - Edinburgh bus ticket Book Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) ticket

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

  • Weekdays - 07:20 (with the 05:20 bus)
  • Saturdays - 05:00 (with the 03:00 night bus) and then 08:30 (with the 06:30 bus)
  • Sundays - 05:00 (with the night bus) and then 09:30 (with the 07:30 bus)

Bus Timetables - Getting from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow

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

Evening Airport bus (Airlink 100) to Edinburgh Connecting bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Departs Edinburgh Airport Arrives in Edinburgh (Waverley Bridge) Departs Edinburgh (Bus Station) Arrives in Glasgow
Monday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Tuesday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Wednesday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Thursday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Friday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Saturday morning
(with first night bus)
00:47 (NightBus 22) 01:12 01:30 02:50
Saturday evening 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Sunday morning
(with first night bus)
00:47 (NightBus 22) 01:12 01:30 02:50
Sunday 23:15 23:40 00:00 01:20
Book Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) ticket Book Glasgow - Edinburgh bus ticket

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

  • Weekdays - 23:15. You arrive in Glasgow at 01:20.
  • Saturdays - 00:47 (and arrive at 02:50) or 23:15 (and arrive at 01:20 with the night bus)
  • Sundays - 00:47 (and arrive at 02:50) or 23:15 (and arrive at 01:20 with the night bus)

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

Scottish Citylink/Megabus to Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Glasgow 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

Edinburgh Airport Airlink (airport bus)

Edinburgh Airport bus (Airlink 100) Tickets & Times

Official Website: Fly By Bus
Phone: +44 (0) 131 555 6363

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