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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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.
|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Average train duration||45 min|
|Average train ticket price||$20 (€19)|
|Train frequency||92 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 69 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Cross 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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