Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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19

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19

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:27AMEdinburgh Waverley1h28 09:55AMGlasgow Central
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley0h45 09:15AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:41AMEdinburgh Waverley1h19 10:00AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:07AMEdinburgh Waverley1h26 09:33AMGlasgow Queen Street
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Train schedule from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:07AMEdinburgh Waverley1h26 09:33AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:15AMEdinburgh Waverley0h52 09:07AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:27AMEdinburgh Waverley1h28 09:55AMGlasgow Central
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley0h45 09:15AMGlasgow Queen Street
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08:41AMEdinburgh Waverley1h19 10:00AMGlasgow Queen Street
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Oct 03

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

1 h 7 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

67 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Glasgow every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley0h45 09:15AMGlasgow Queen Street
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191One-way
08:15AMEdinburgh Waverley0h52 09:07AMGlasgow Queen Street
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191One-way
08:00AMEdinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53AMGlasgow Queen Street
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191One-way
08:41AMEdinburgh Waverley1h19 10:00AMGlasgow Queen Street
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191One-way
08:07AMEdinburgh Waverley1h26 09:33AMGlasgow Queen Street
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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage train duration45 min
priceAverage train ticket price$20 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency92 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 69 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow cover the 41 miles (66 km) long trip taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 92 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $20 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $18 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: CrossCountry and ScotRail from Edinburgh to Glasgow trains

For as little as $18 (€17) you can travel by train between Edinburgh and Glasgow with CrossCountry and ScotRail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

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CrossCountry

If you're looking for cheap ScotRail tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow, check out Omio! With one-way Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket prices starting as low as $18 (€17) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Glasgow from Edinburgh by showing you the latest ScotRail offers, train schedules and tickets for this 41 miles (66 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with ScotRail. If you search for ScotRail tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Edinburgh to Glasgow on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with ScotRail so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Edinburgh and Glasgow you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Glasgow all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current CrossCountry train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 41 miles (66 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Glasgow routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best CrossCountry Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Glasgow with CrossCountry!

    Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

    Electrification of the main line from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street means train travel between Scotland's two largest cities is fast and convenient. There are frequent direct services seven days a week, taking around 50 minutes on average for the trip west. Additional slower services offer connections from the capital to Glasgow Central Station. Trains operate from early morning to late at night.

    Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    Scotland's rail franchise Scotrail operates all the direct trains between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street. In addition, Scotrail and Cross Country Trains provide daily direct connections from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central Station on an alternative route via West Lothian and Lanarkshire.

    How long is the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    The fastest trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street take 42 minutes to cover the 48 mile route west from the capital. Most trains on this line take up to ten minutes longer to reach Glasgow. Direct services from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central Station take between one hour and one hour and 35 minutes.

    How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    There are daily direct trains to Glasgow from Edinburgh roughly every 15 minutes. The majority are services to Queen Street Station, with departures to Central Station roughly once an hour. Departures begin in early morning and end just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday schedules are less frequent, with a first departure to Queen Street in the morning leaving Edinburgh around 8:00 a.m.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    Departure train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station is where all trains will depart. Located in the city center, Waverley Station has numerous public transport connections from bus and tram stops on Princes Street, with a 24 hour airport shuttle service from Waverley Bridge. Facilities on the station concourse include a pub, food supermarket, coffee shops, left baggage desk and cab ranks.

    Arrival train station: Passengers will alight at either Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central Station. Queen Street Station is on the east side of central Glasgow, with Subway train connections available from the adjacent Buchanan Street Station. Central Station is in the city center, with bus links from stops on Argyle Street and Subway trains available from nearby St Enoch Station. Both stations have a pub, coffee shop, newsagents and cab ranks.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Glasgow easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow for as low as $18 (€17)  for the next 7 days.
    The train price between Edinburgh and Glasgow is on average $20 (€19)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    The Edinburgh to Glasgow train distance is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
    On average the Edinburgh to Glasgow train travel time is 45 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your trip in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

    Omio customers book a train from Edinburgh Waverley   to Glasgow Central   most frequently for this route.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival train station in Glasgow, called Glasgow Central, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

    When taking a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, you can count on Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Glasgow from Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 69 direct trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow per day with Scotrail  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    On average, there are 92 trains a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The first Edinburgh to Glasgow train departs at 5: 26 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Glasgow leaves at 10: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $20 (€19) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Glasgow
    Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your trip to Glasgow.
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    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
    Metro: No metro available.
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    Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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    Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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