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 Glasgow to Edinburgh will cost around £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 15.
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1 h 11 m
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Of the 9 trains that leave Glasgow for Edinburgh every day 9 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 11 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 47 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 33 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||47 min|
|Average train ticket price||£16 (€18)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Scotrail or Cross Country|
Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh cover the 41 miles (66 km) long route taking on average 47 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 £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Find the best trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £11. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Glasgow to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Glasgow and Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh start at £11 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 41 miles (66 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Glasgow to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!
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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.
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 .
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.
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.
There are a few train stations in Glasgow to start your trip from including Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street and Charing Cross (Glasgow). In Edinburgh you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket and Edinburgh Gateway.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Glasgow Central and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Glasgow Central and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Edinburgh.
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