Edinburgh to Glasgow train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Scotrail
08:300h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:16Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
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Scotrail
08:460h52
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:38Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
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Scotrail
08:081h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:33Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:150h53
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:08Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:281h27
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:55Glasgow Central (GLC)
£181One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Glasgow

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Scotrail
08:081h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:33Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:150h53
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:08Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:281h27
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:55Glasgow Central (GLC)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:300h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:16Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:411h19
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:00Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:460h52
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:38Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

46 m

Average

1 h 7 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

67 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Glasgow every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Scotrail
08:300h46
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:16Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:460h52
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:38Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:150h53
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:08Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:411h19
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
10:00Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:081h25
Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
09:33Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
£181One-way
0 changes

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Icongreat atmosphere
I really enjoyed the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow. The train was on time and I arrived in Glasgow on time. The toilets were very clean. They paid attention to hygiene and a lot of things were disinfected. There was a table showing where I was. There was a lot of choice when it came to food and the food was very tasty. The staff were very nice. Food was also provided. On the train, the atmosphere was great. The seats were very comfortable as there were reclining seats. The wifi was very good and I had access to electricity at my seat. I definitely recommend it as everything was fine. My ticket was very cheap.
Pro
Icongreat atmosphere
It was the best decision to go on this trip during the Christmas season because the atmosphere was great and the staff were motivated and in a very good mood. The trip in Scotland was in the normal class. There was a special Christmas dinner and also special menus. Then there was also a Christmas milk drink, which was very tasty. On top of all that, hygiene was included and everything was clean. Of course, punctuality was also a must. A great trip, it was a very good experience, I can really only recommend it and would repeat it 100 per cent.
Pro
IconPlenty of choice of dishes.
This trip was a trip that was abroad. That was also a great experience. When I was on the train, I took a look at the menu and immediately noticed that foreign dishes were on offer. My meal was also very tasty. There were also vegetarian dishes. What I also found very cool was that the train had a very nice neon colour on the outside and was also very nice on the inside. There was also a little activity, namely newspapers and blocks for drawing or painting. I also thought it was very cool that you could borrow books. There was also a lot of choice when it came to desserts. The train was also clean. I can happily recommend the whole thing. In general, it gets a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars. My ticket was also relatively cheap.
Pro
Icongreat atmosphere
I really enjoyed this trip in Scotland. The staff were very friendly and humorous. Attention was paid to hygiene, for example disinfectant. The toilets were also clean. The food was OK. I had good wifi and full signal. The atmosphere was great and the view from the window was also great. I can commend the trip to others, as there was nothing I didn't like. I also like the fact that the seats were very comfortable and the power sockets were right by the seat. There was also a dining table, which was cosy. My ticket was also cheap.
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IconNice staff
It was a great ride. I had wifi and multiple power outlets at my seat. My seat was very comfortable. The volume on the train was very reasonable and pleasant. The staff were very nice and there were many menus, some vegan. We were always informed where we were, which I thought was great! On the train, it was, see clean and especially the toilets. The train arrived on time and there were no changes. I can recommend the trip to everyone, because everything was just right. Great trip!
Pro
IconFast free wifi
IconBuilt-in sockets
IconComfortable seats
Cons
IconSlight delay on arrival
IconPartly unfriendly guests
The train journey from Edinaburgh to Glasgow was an average experience. The train was equipped with modern amenities such as power sockets and wifi, but the comfort of the seats was not particularly outstanding. The cleanliness of the train was okay, but there were a few stains here and there. The service was average, the staff was polite but not particularly attentive. Overall, the train journey was okay, but not outstanding.
Pro
IconPleasant ride
This trip back in Scotland was super, as there was nothing I didn't like. My train arrived on time and I was smiled at by the staff as soon as I boarded. The staff were very very nice to me and also very good about service. I felt comfortable when I used the toilets. The food was very tasty and my wifi was very good . I had a power socket at my seat, or rather several power sockets at my seat, which worked without any problems. I can definitely recommend the trip as my ticket was also cheap. Also, Glasgow is very beautiful.
Pro
Iconvery favourable
It was a great trip in Scotland at the time. The train in Edinburgh was very, very clean and cultural. Also, a lot of attention was paid to hygiene and the passengers showed empathy. The staff were very friendly. The wifi was very good and my view was great. In addition, the staff looked after me all the time and asked if everything was OK, which I thought was great. My train also arrived on time, of course. I can only recommend the trip because everything was taken care of. On top of that, Glasgow is very beautiful.
Pro
IconVery clean train
Cons
IconTrain was 10 minutes late
It was a very good ride in second class. The train was very clean and so were the toilets. The only thing I didn't like was that the train was 10 minutes late. But it was very good value for money. I am very happy to recommend it. I also ordered food and the food was very tasty. I even had wifi the wifi was very good I would love to go again. I recommend it to others.
Pro
IconVery nice staff
It was a great train ride. I had my own power socket at my seat. My seat was very comfortable and the train was very quiet. I was in second class. When I got on the train, the staff smiled at me. My meal tasted very good. It was great value for money. I can recommend it to others because I liked the food very much. My tea was also very tasty! The train also arrived on time and the journey didn't take long.

Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

distanceDistance41 miles
durationAverage train duration46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 20 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow cover the 41 miles long route taking on average 46 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. 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 £11, but the average price of train tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Glasgow Central.

Train providers: ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast trains Edinburgh to Glasgow

For as little as £11 you can travel by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow with ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Scotrail is a train operating company in Scotland, providing rail services throughout the country. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to long-distance intercity services. The company operates a variety of train types, including the Class 380, Class 385, Class 156, Class 158 and Class 170. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and comfortable seating. Scotrail also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. The most popular routes for Scotrail include Glasgow to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Inverness, and Edinburgh to Aberdeen.

Train information from Edinburgh to Glasgow with ScotRail:

  • Average Duration: 46 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11
  • ScotRail frequency: 24 a day

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Glasgow train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Glasgow is £16; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow is 46 min   to travel the 41 mile long route, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Glasgow leaves at 05: 25. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Glasgow leaves at 23: 45.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow without having to change trains with ScotRail, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 20 direct trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, you can count on ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Glasgow. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Edinburgh to Glasgow and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can take a night train from Edinburgh to Glasgow with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. When arriving in Glasgow, you can end your route in train stations like Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Glasgow Central, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Glasgow from Edinburgh is worth doing with a journey time of 46 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow is November.
You have options as you can travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
Edinburgh GatewayWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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