Glasgow to Edinburgh Train

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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20

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20

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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08:30AMGlasgow Queen Street0h54 09:24AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:15AMGlasgow Queen Street0h49 09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:08AMGlasgow Queen Street1h22 09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:00AMGlasgow Queen Street0h52 08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:17AMGlasgow Central1h32 09:49AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Train schedule from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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08:00AMGlasgow Queen Street0h52 08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:08AMGlasgow Queen Street1h22 09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:15AMGlasgow Queen Street0h49 09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:17AMGlasgow Central1h32 09:49AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:30AMGlasgow Queen Street0h54 09:24AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:38AMGlasgow Queen Street1h15 09:53AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 7 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

67 km

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.

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08:15AMGlasgow Queen Street0h49 09:04AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:00AMGlasgow Queen Street0h52 08:52AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:30AMGlasgow Queen Street0h54 09:24AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:38AMGlasgow Queen Street1h15 09:53AMEdinburgh Waverley
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08:08AMGlasgow Queen Street1h22 09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley
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Overview: Train from Glasgow to Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$21 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency74 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 70 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail, 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.

Train companies: ScotRail and CrossCountry from Glasgow to Edinburgh trains

Buy your official ScotRail and CrossCountry train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh from $19 (€18) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

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ScotRail

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Glasgow and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train between Glasgow and Edinburgh online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 41 miles (66 km) journey to Edinburgh from Glasgow as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. 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. Buy your official CrossCountry Glasgow to Edinburgh train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    Find the perfect ScotRail train to Edinburgh from Glasgow for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest ScotRail train schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can also check relevant travel information for the ScotRail train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap ScotRail train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km) on this journey and your ScotRail Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket can cost as little as $19 (€18) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for ScotRail tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official ScotRail train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

    Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

    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.

    Which train companies travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    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.

    How long is the train from Glasgow 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.

    How many trains are there from Glasgow to 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.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Edinburgh 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh.
    FAQs
    Train tickets to Edinburgh from Glasgow for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $19 (€18)  one way in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $21 (€19)  for a train ticket between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
    The train distance from Glasgow to Edinburgh is around 41 miles (66 km).
    The Glasgow to Edinburgh train duration is on average 49 min, which is to be expected when traveling 41 miles (66 km) to Edinburgh from Glasgow. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    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.

    For the best Glasgow to Edinburgh train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail, Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Edinburgh from Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, there are 70 direct trains per day from Glasgow to Edinburgh. You can look to travel with Scotrail  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    On average, there are 74 trains a day from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest train from Glasgow to Edinburgh at 7: 17 AM   or take the last train from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaving at 7: 17 AM. Look for the latest Glasgow to Edinburgh train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $21 (€19) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Edinburgh

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    Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Glasgow for your trip to Edinburgh.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
    Public transit options for Glasgow Central
    Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
    Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for Glasgow Queen Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
    Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for High Street (Glasgow)
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transit options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road

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