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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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.
|Distance||41 miles (66 km)|
|Average train duration||54 min|
|Average train ticket price||£17 (€19)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Scotrail 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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