Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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The cheapest trains

from Glasgow
to Edinburgh

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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 Glasgow to Edinburgh 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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08:00Glasgow Queen Street0h4808:48Edinburgh Waverley
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08:17Glasgow Central1h3409:51Edinburgh Waverley
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08:15Glasgow Queen Street0h4809:03Edinburgh Waverley
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08:09Glasgow Queen Street1h1209:21Edinburgh Waverley
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08:03Glasgow Central1h0709:10Edinburgh Waverley
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Train Times

Glasgow to Edinburgh

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08:00Glasgow Queen Street0h4808:48Edinburgh Waverley
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08:03Glasgow Central1h0709:10Edinburgh Waverley
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08:09Glasgow Queen Street1h1209:21Edinburgh Waverley
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08:15Glasgow Queen Street0h4809:03Edinburgh Waverley
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08:17Glasgow Central1h3409:51Edinburgh Waverley
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£9National Express
Wed
Aug 21
£16Scotrail
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£15Scotrail
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£14Scotrail
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£16Scotrail
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£16Scotrail
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£16Scotrail
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£16Scotrail
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The fastest trains

from Glasgow
to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Aug 21

Fastest Journey

48m

Average

1h 5m

Trains per day

5

Distance

67 km

Of the 5 train that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh 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 1h 5m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 48m .

The slowest train will take 1h 34m 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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08:00Glasgow Queen Street0h4808:48Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way
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08:15Glasgow Queen Street0h4809:03Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way
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08:03Glasgow Central1h0709:10Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way
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08:09Glasgow Queen Street1h1209:21Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way
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08:17Glasgow Central1h3409:51Edinburgh Waverley
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£161One-way

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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £16
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:67 km
TrainTrain Companies:Scotrail

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh: Overview

The train from Glasgow to Edinburgh Waverley is one of Scotland's most popular routes and one of the easier ways to travel between two of Scotland's major cities. The journey takes between 47 minutes and 1h32 minutes, with most journeys taking around 1h 20 minutes. The majority of trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are direct, with short-changes on about one-third of them. In the morning, around six to eight trains per hour leave Glasgow for Edinburgh with the service reducing to two or three trains per hour by the afternoon.

Which train companies go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are operated by ScotRail, CrossCountry, and Virgin Trains East Coast.

How long is the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The fastest train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 47m whereas the slowest direct train from Glasgow to Edinburgh is 1h32m. Most trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are direct and run regularly throughout the day .

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

Departure Information: Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh predominantly depart from Glasgow Queen Street station. Trains also leave from Glasgow Central station although many of these routes require a change at Queen Street.

Arrival Information: All trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh arrive into Edinburgh Waverley station, and is located just 10 minutes walk away from Princes Street, the main shopping street of Edinburgh.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh departs at 5.45 a.m while the last train leaves Glasgow for Edinburgh at 11:30 p.m. The earliest train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh leaves at 6.01 a.m with the last train leaving at 9.05 p.m.

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Fri, Aug 23
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07:031h 7m08:10
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Sat, Aug 24
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07:031h 12m08:15
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Fastest Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Mon, Aug 26
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07:15 48m08:03
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Thu, Aug 29
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07:15 48m08:03
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Fri, Aug 30
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07:15 48m08:03
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Return Train Tickets for Edinburgh to Glasgow
Thu, Aug 22
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Scotrail
07:00 53m07:53
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Fri, Aug 23
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07:00 53m07:53
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Sun, Aug 25
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08:00 53m08:53
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Glasgow
Edinburgh
TrainGlasgow Central

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Argyle

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