Glasgow to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Scotrail
08:300h54
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:000h53
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
08:53Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:150h50
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:071h01
Glasgow Central (GLC)
09:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Scotrail
08:081h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:30Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes

Train timetableGlasgow to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Scotrail
08:000h53
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
08:53Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:071h01
Glasgow Central (GLC)
09:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:081h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:30Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:150h50
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:171h32
Glasgow Central (GLC)
09:49Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes
Scotrail
08:300h54
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 changes

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Train times from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 5 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

67 km

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

Fastest
Scotrail
08:150h50
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:05Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:000h53
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
08:53Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:300h54
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:24Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:071h01
Glasgow Central (GLC)
09:08Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:081h22
Glasgow Queen Street (GLQ)
09:30Edinburgh Waverley (EDB)
£191One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Iconvery favourable
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 Glasgow to Edinburgh

distanceDistance41 miles
durationAverage train duration45 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 36 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles long trip taking on average 45 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £8. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

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

You can travel by train to Edinburgh from Glasgow with ScotRail, CrossCountry and East Coast for as low as £8. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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 Glasgow to Edinburgh with ScotRail:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11
  • ScotRail frequency: 49 a day

FAQs: Glasgow to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Glasgow to Edinburgh is £17; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Glasgow to Edinburgh train travel time is 45 min   for the 41 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves at 05: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaves at 23: 45.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without having to change trains with ScotRail or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 36 direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you can count on ScotRail, CrossCountry, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Glasgow and Edinburgh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can take a night train from Glasgow to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

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

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

A day trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow is worth doing with a journey time of 45 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train is October.
You have options as you can travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Glasgow
Edinburgh
Glasgow Central is the most popular Glasgow 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 Glasgow for your journey to Edinburgh.
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 09: 15 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Glasgow Central
Bus lines: 6, 7, 18, 21, 75, 263, 267, 500 Airport Express
Train lines: West Coast Main Line, ScotRail, Avanti West Coast, LNER, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon St.
Glasgow Queen StreetWifiParkingAccessibility
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WifiWifi
ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Glasgow Queen Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stop on the bridge at Cathedral Street
Metro: Interchange station for SPT Subway
Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen StreetAccessibility
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Glasgow Airport
Charing Cross (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Public transport options for Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Elmbank Gardens to the left of the station entrance
Queens Park (Glasgow)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Queens Park (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Victoria Road
High Street (Glasgow)ShoppingParkingAccessibility
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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Public transport options for High Street (Glasgow)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off in front of the station on High Street
Glasgow, Nithsdale Road
Glasgow, Telephone Exchange
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