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Train Information to Glasgow from Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$23 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow cover the 41 miles (66 km) long journey taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Glasgow Central.

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Travel with CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow from $21 (€17) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

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.

Looking to travel by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow? Omio can help you find that perfect route with CrossCountry. Check Omio to see current CrossCountry train schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Edinburgh to Glasgow train and book CrossCountry tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a train between Edinburgh and Glasgow, you can expect to travel 41 miles (66 km) one-way with CrossCountry. If you search for trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the Omio app, you can check if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train with CrossCountry, we do the work for you to get you safely to Glasgow from Edinburgh. Book that perfect Edinburgh to Glasgow train now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with CrossCountry!

    CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Edinburgh and Glasgow are the following:

    • 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.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train from Edinburgh to Glasgow cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh for as low as $21 (€17)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow on average?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Edinburgh to Glasgow train to cost on average $23 (€18)  one way.
    How far is it from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train?
    The distance to Glasgow from Edinburgh by train is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
    How long is a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow on average?
    The train time between Edinburgh and Glasgow is on average 52 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from Edinburgh to Glasgow do I depart from? Which Glasgow train station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Edinburgh to start your journey 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 departure train station in Edinburgh located? Where is the arrival 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 offer a service to Glasgow from Edinburgh?
    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 companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains per day are there between Edinburgh and Glasgow?
    The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Glasgow is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When can I take the first train from Edinburgh to Glasgow? When can I take the last train for the day?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Edinburgh at 7: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 9: 40 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Edinburgh to Glasgow and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow to get the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $23 (€18) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.