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CrossCountry Edinburgh – Glasgow

For as little as $20 (€17) you can travel by train between Edinburgh and Glasgow with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

CrossCountry

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

Enjoy a smooth and easy journey between Edinburgh and Glasgow with CrossCountry! As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from CrossCountry, compare the best routes between Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable CrossCountry Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket available today. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Edinburgh and Glasgow on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 41 miles (66 km) route between Edinburgh and Glasgow with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

    When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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 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
    How much does a cheap train between Edinburgh and Glasgow cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh for as low as $20 (€17)  for the next 7 days.
    What is the price of a train ticket between Edinburgh and Glasgow?
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Glasgow train price to come in at an average of $22 (€19)  one way.
    How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train?
    The distance to Glasgow from Edinburgh by train is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
    What is the Edinburgh to Glasgow train travel time?
    The train time between Edinburgh and Glasgow is on average 50 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Edinburgh and Glasgow by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What train station in Edinburgh goes to Glasgow? What train station do I come into Glasgow from Edinburgh?

    There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your route from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. In Glasgow you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Glasgow Central.

    Where is the train station in Edinburgh to go to Glasgow? Where is the train station in Glasgow located?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Glasgow most often arrive at Glasgow Central and need to travel around 0.5 miles (757 m) from this train station to the city center.

    Which train providers can take me to Glasgow from Edinburgh?
    Take the Edinburgh to Glasgow train with Scotrail or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains are there to Glasgow from Edinburgh a day?
    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Glasgow is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow for the best deals?
    You can find trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow to cost on average $22 (€19) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Glasgow train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    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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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    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