|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Average train duration||47 min|
|Average train ticket price||$23 (€18)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Scotrail or Cross Country|
Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long route taking on average 47 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 route for as low as $21 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $23 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
CrossCountry trains will get you from Glasgow to Edinburgh from $21 (€17). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Glasgow to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
One of the best ways to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train from Glasgow to Edinburgh by showing you CrossCountry’s current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Glasgow to Edinburgh journey. You can expect to travel 41 miles (66 km) between Glasgow and Edinburgh on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can check straight away 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your CrossCountry train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh!
CrossCountry from Glasgow to Edinburgh train information:
CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Glasgow to Edinburgh are the following:
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 the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can choose to depart from train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). Your journey can end in train stations such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Glasgow Central, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Glasgow. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.
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