The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh 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||49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$21 (€19)|
|Train frequency||74 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 70 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Scotrail, Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper|
Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 74 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $21 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
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The rail line between Scotland's largest city and the capital is the busiest route for Scottish transport, ever popular with business travelers and vacationers. Frequent trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh run seven days a week from very early morning to late at night. Journey times on the route from Glasgow Queen Street Station range from around 45 minutes to over an hour. Slower services from Glasgow Central offer an alternative route.
Scotland's national rail operator ScotRail offers all the direct trains on the electrified line from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley. ScotRail and Cross Country Trains also provide direct trains from Glasgow Central Station through Lanarkshire to Edinburgh.
The fastest connections on the 40-mile route east from Glasgow to Edinburgh are some ScotRail services from Glasgow Queen Street, taking just 47 minutes to reach the capital. Other services on this route take from 50 minutes to over an hour. Direct trains from Glasgow Central Station take from one hour and seven minutes to one hour and 30 minutes to reach Edinburgh.
The ScotRail weekday timetable provides trains from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley roughly every 15 minutes throughout the day, from very early morning to just before midnight. Scotrail and Cross Country Trains services from Glasgow Central operate at least once an hour, with a final service on this route just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday schedules are less frequent, with the first train leaving Glasgow just before 8:00 a.m.
Departure train station: Glasgow Queen Street Station is on the east side of the city center, with transport connections available from nearby Buchanan Street Subway and buses stopping on George Street and North Hanover Street. Central Station is in the heart of the city, served by buses on Hope Street and Union Street. Both stations have a pub, fast food outlets, ATMs and taxi stands.
Arrival train station:Edinburgh Waverley Station is in the heart of the city, served by local buses and trams stopping on Princes Street. The station concourse has a pub, food store, fast food restaurant, bakery and taxi stands.
When taking a train from Glasgow, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). When you arrive in Edinburgh, your train can arrive in train stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Glasgow Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Edinburgh most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from this train station to the city center.
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