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Journey Summary

Glasgow to Edinburgh Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
1 hours 16 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £17
Trains depart from:Glasgow
Trains arrive in:Edinburgh
Distance:67 km
Train Companies:Scotrail
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Travel with CrossCountry from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh from £15 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Glasgow and Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Looking for trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh? CrossCountry is one of the best companies to travel with on the 41 miles (66 km) route between Glasgow and Edinburgh. As an official travel partner of CrossCountry, Omio quickly shows you the latest CrossCountry train timetables, tickets and offers (such as luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Glasgow to Edinburgh routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can quickly see if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Glasgow - Edinburgh train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with CrossCountry!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

Travel Tips

Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Travel by train 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
What is the cost of cheap trains to Edinburgh from Glasgow?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Glasgow and Edinburgh for the next 7 days starting from £15  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh on average?
The Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average £17  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How many miles is it from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?
The distance to Edinburgh from Glasgow by train is approximately 41 miles (66 km).
How long does it take from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?
The train time between Glasgow and Edinburgh is on average 47 min  for the 41 miles (66 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Glasgow to Edinburgh train leave from? Which Edinburgh train station do I come into from Glasgow?

There are a few train stations in Glasgow to start your journey 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.

Where is the departure train station in Glasgow located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Glasgow Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Glasgow.

The most popular arrival train station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Edinburgh.

Which train providers can get me from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
For the journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh you can take a train with Scotrail or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Edinburgh from Glasgow on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When does the first train depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
If you prefer early morning trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the first train leaves at 07: 08. If you prefer late night trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the last train of the day leaves at 08: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Glasgow to Edinburgh timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh is on average £17 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Glasgow and Edinburgh available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Glasgow
Edinburgh
Glasgow Central
Amenities
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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.<br>Metro lines Argyle

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