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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 13 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $23
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:67 km
Train Companies:Scotrail
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CrossCountry between Edinburgh and Glasgow

For as little as $8 (€6) you can travel by train from Edinburgh to 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 between Edinburgh and Glasgow 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) journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow with ease and comfort on a train with CrossCountry.

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Glasgow and when traveling by train:

  • 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 are cheap trains to Glasgow from Edinburgh?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Glasgow from Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from $8 (€6)  one way.
What is the cost of a train to Glasgow from Edinburgh?
The Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket price is on average $21 (€17)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Glasgow from Edinburgh by train?
You should expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km)  between Edinburgh and Glasgow by train.
What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Glasgow?

When taking the train to Glasgow from Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. Your trip can end in train stations such as Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart 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 board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

What train providers go from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
For the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow you can take a train with Scotrail or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Edinburgh and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any nonstop train services from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow on Omio with Scotrail, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Glasgow? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Glasgow?
You can take the earliest train from Edinburgh to Glasgow at 7: 05 AM   or take the last train from Edinburgh to Glasgow leaving at 9: 40 AM. Look for the latest Edinburgh to Glasgow train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
How early should I buy Edinburgh to Glasgow train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow is on average $21 (€17) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Glasgow
Edinburgh Waverley
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.