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Edinburgh to Glasgow train information

Edinburgh Glasgow train map

Train duration 1h05m
Arrival Glasgow, Scotland
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, Cross Country
Lowest train price from £9.20
Average train price £13.00

The route from Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Glasgow, located in Scotland is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail operators: ScotRail, Cross Country.

There are 42 miles between the two cities and the average journey time connecting Edinburgh to Glasgow is approximately 1h05m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or using the plane.

The cheapest fare we've found for the next 30 days is £9.20 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Glasgow train tickets

from £9.20 MORE 1h03m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £5.60 MORE 1h20m
from £4.25 MORE 1h22m
Flight
from £61.83 MORE 8h15m

Edinburgh - Glasgow prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£5

National Express£8

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Edinburgh to Glasgow

When are the next trains to Glasgow?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:00
Glasgow Queen Street
17:47
0h47m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:08
Glasgow Queen Street
18:22
1h14m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:12
Glasgow Central
18:11
0h59m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:15
Glasgow Queen Street
18:07
0h52m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:19
Glasgow Queen Street
18:28
1h09m ScotRail

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 15 trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow are being operated today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Glasgow train departs at 07:00 while the last train leaves the station at 17:19. The first and last departure hours may change every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Rail companies can as well increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Edinburgh - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£9

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£9

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£12

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£9

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£10

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£10

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£10

Same day

Days before Departure

The graph above is based on the cheapest prices found over the last six months depending on how many time in advance the train is bought. Getting your train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in advance can help you pay less for your train.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £9 when purchasing your seat 7 days in advance, it is 26% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when purchasing your seat 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Glasgow trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Edinburgh and Glasgow by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 14/05/2018 07:27 Cross Country 15 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 14/05/2018 17:12 Cross Country 15 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 30/04/2018 07:27 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 30/04/2018 17:12 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 27/04/2018 07:27 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 27/04/2018 17:12 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 19/05/2018 17:12 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 19/05/2018 07:27 Cross Country 1 day ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 02/05/2018 07:27 Cross Country 2 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.20 02/05/2018 17:12 Cross Country 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Edinburgh Glasgow train

Discount Edinburgh - Glasgow train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Edinburgh Glasgow train ticket.

If you want to understand the benefits of a railcard, you need to assess how many trips you need to break even. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you must include the cost of your railcard, for instance £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Glasgow ticket is £12.74 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £12.74: £88/£12.74 = 6.91. You will need to make about 7 trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to break even.

The price to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most train fares for an entire year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Glasgow train £12.74 £8.49 £4.25 6.93

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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