Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Cheapest

£15

Average

£15

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.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow will cost around £ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.

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08:30Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:24Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
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08:36Edinburgh Waverley1h20 09:56Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:54Glasgow Queen Street
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08:00Edinburgh Waverley0h56 08:56Glasgow Queen Street
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09:04Edinburgh Waverley1h20 10:24Glasgow Queen Street
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Train schedule Edinburgh to Glasgow

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08:00Edinburgh Waverley0h56 08:56Glasgow Queen Street
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:24Glasgow Queen Street
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08:36Edinburgh Waverley1h20 09:56Glasgow Queen Street
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09:00Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:54Glasgow Queen Street
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09:04Edinburgh Waverley1h20 10:24Glasgow Queen Street
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09:30Edinburgh Waverley0h52 10:22Glasgow Queen Street
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09:39Edinburgh Waverley1h18 10:57Glasgow Queen Street
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley0h53 10:53Glasgow Queen Street
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10:06Edinburgh Waverley1h18 11:24Glasgow Queen Street
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10:26Edinburgh Waverley1h35 12:01Glasgow Central
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10:30Edinburgh Waverley0h45 11:15Glasgow Queen Street
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10:40Edinburgh Waverley1h14 11:54Glasgow Queen Street
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Sun
23 Jan
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
24 Jan
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Tue
25 Jan
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
26 Jan
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
Thu
27 Jan
£18Scotrail
£5Megabus
Fri
28 Jan
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sat
29 Jan
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£10Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Tue
1 Feb
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
2 Feb
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
Thu
3 Feb
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
Fri
4 Feb
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£15Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Mon
7 Feb
£17Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Tue
8 Feb
£18Scotrail
£2Flixbus
Wed
9 Feb
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
Thu
10 Feb
£17Scotrail
£5Megabus
Fri
11 Feb
£17Scotrail
£2Megabus

Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 23 Jan

Fastest Journey

45 m

Average

1 h 6 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

67 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Edinburgh for Glasgow every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 67 km distance in an average of 1 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 45 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 35 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.

Fastest
10:30Edinburgh Waverley0h45 11:15Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
09:30Edinburgh Waverley0h52 10:22Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley0h53 10:53Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
08:30Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:24Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way
09:00Edinburgh Waverley0h54 09:54Glasgow Queen Street
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£151One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles (66 km)
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow cover the 41 miles (66 km) long trip taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Scotrail or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £15. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to Glasgow

For as little as £15 you can travel by train to Glasgow from Edinburgh with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

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

One of the best ways to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow is by taking a train with CrossCountry. Omio helps you find the ideal CrossCountry train to Glasgow from Edinburgh by showing you CrossCountry current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this Edinburgh to Glasgow journey. You can expect to travel 41 miles (66 km) from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a train with CrossCountry. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Glasgow from Edinburgh, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling 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 between Edinburgh and Glasgow!

    CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets to Glasgow from Edinburgh and when travelling by train:

    • Refund or voucher policy
    • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

    Travel by train to Glasgow 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 Edinburgh to Glasgow.
    FAQs

    What is the cost of cheap trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow?

    You can find a cheap train from Edinburgh to Glasgow for some dates and times for as low as £15  one way in the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow is £17  one way.

    What is the distance by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    The train distance from Edinburgh to Glasgow is around 41 miles (66 km).

    How many hours does it take from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train?

    The train time from Edinburgh to Glasgow is on average 54 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Glasgow from Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

    When travelling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in Glasgow do I arrive in?

    Some of the Edinburgh train stations to Glasgow you can start your journey from include Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Glasgow include Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow).

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arriving in Glasgow Central.

    Where is the train station in Edinburgh to go to Glasgow? Where is the train station in Glasgow located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 0.5 miles (757 m) away from the city centre.

    Which train companies can take me to Glasgow from Edinburgh?

    For the best Edinburgh to Glasgow train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Edinburgh and Glasgow to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many trains are there between Edinburgh and Glasgow a day?

    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When does the first train depart from Edinburgh to Glasgow? When does the last train depart from Edinburgh to Glasgow?

    The first train from Edinburgh to Glasgow leaves at 08: 00   and the last train for this leaves at 08: 41. Omio shows you the latest train from Edinburgh to Glasgow schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow to get the best deals?

    If you purchase Edinburgh to Glasgow train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £17. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Glasgow from Edinburgh. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Glasgow
    Edinburgh Waverley is the most popular Edinburgh railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Edinburgh for your journey to Glasgow.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
    Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
    Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
    Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express