The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Glasgow, located in Scotland is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.
There are 42 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Edinburgh to Glasgow is approximately 1h05m. Taking the train is often the quickest option to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh, and it's also more environmentally friendly than driving your car or flying.
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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
The chart above illustrates the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is purchased. Purchasing your train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.
The cheapest tickets we found were from £9 when purchasing your train 7 days in advance which is 26% cheaper than the best price we found when purchasing your seat 15 days in advance.
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.
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National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by 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 enable you to save money for your Edinburgh Glasgow train ticket.
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to calculate how many trips you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you need to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, how much you're saving on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Glasgow ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you approximately 2 trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh (one way journey) with your railcard to be profitable.
The price to buy a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to have the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most adult fares for one year.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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