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The cheapest trains

from Edinburgh
to Glasgow

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Cheapest

£16

Average

£16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow will cost around £ 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 16.

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53Glasgow Queen Street
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08:29Edinburgh Waverley1h27 09:56Glasgow Central
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08:24Edinburgh Waverley1h07 09:31Glasgow Queen Street
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08:15Edinburgh Waverley0h49 09:04Glasgow Queen Street
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08:05Edinburgh Waverley1h16 09:21Glasgow Queen Street
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Train Times

Edinburgh to Glasgow

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53Glasgow Queen Street
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08:05Edinburgh Waverley1h16 09:21Glasgow Queen Street
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08:15Edinburgh Waverley0h49 09:04Glasgow Queen Street
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08:24Edinburgh Waverley1h07 09:31Glasgow Queen Street
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08:29Edinburgh Waverley1h27 09:56Glasgow Central
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Sun
Sep 15
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£9National Express
Mon
Sep 16
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
Tue
Sep 17
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
Wed
Sep 18
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 19
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 20
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 21
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£5National Express
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Sep 22
£15Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 23
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 24
£16Scotrail
£5National Express
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Sep 25
£16Scotrail
£4National Express
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Sep 26
£16Scotrail
£4National Express
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Sep 27
£16Scotrail
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Sep 28
£15Scotrail
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Sep 29
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£4National Express
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£16Scotrail
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The fastest trains

from Edinburgh
to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 6 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

67 km

Of the 5 train that leave Edinburgh for Glasgow every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1 h 6 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 49 m .

The slowest train will take 1 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:15Edinburgh Waverley0h49 09:04Glasgow Queen Street
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£161One-way
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley0h53 08:53Glasgow Queen Street
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£161One-way
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08:24Edinburgh Waverley1h07 09:31Glasgow Queen Street
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£161One-way
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08:05Edinburgh Waverley1h16 09:21Glasgow Queen Street
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08:29Edinburgh Waverley1h27 09:56Glasgow Central
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£161One-way

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Journey Summary

Edinburgh to Glasgow Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 4 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £16
Trains depart from:Edinburgh
Trains arrive in:Glasgow
Distance:67 km
TrainTrain Companies:Cross Country, Scotrail

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 centre, 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 luggage desk and taxi 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 centre, 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 taxi ranks.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Edinburgh
Glasgow
TrainEdinburgh Waverley

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