Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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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, Virgin Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £9.30
Average train price £14.00

The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Glasgow, located in Scotland is well served by trains. The trains are operated by these several companies: ScotRail, Virgin Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express.

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.

The lowest ticket price we've found for the next 30 days is £9.30 one way.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Glasgow train tickets

from £9.30 MORE 1h40m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 1h15m
from £4.25 MORE 1h23m
Flight
from £65.00 MORE 8h04m

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£6

Loco2£10

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Megabus£5

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National Express£10

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 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)
12:00
Glasgow Queen Street
12:48
0h48m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:04
Glasgow Queen Street
13:18
1h14m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:07
Glasgow Queen Street
13:22
1h15m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:15
Glasgow Queen Street
13:02
0h47m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:23
Glasgow Queen Street
13:28
1h05m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:00
Glasgow Queen Street
17:47
0h47m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:04
Glasgow Queen Street
18:22
1h18m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:07
Glasgow Queen Street
18:22
1h15m ScotRail
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:12
Glasgow Central
18:11
0h59m Cross Country
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:15
Glasgow Queen Street
18:09
0h54m ScotRail
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The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 15 trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Edinburgh Glasgow train leaves at 07:00 while the last train leaves the station at 17:15. The first and last departure hours can vary every day and there can be less trains during weekends as well as bank holidays. Train companies can as well adjust the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Edinburgh - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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£10

60

£10

30

£13

15

£9

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£10

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£10

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£10

Same day

Days before Departure

Booking your train ticket in advance is often cheaper than leaving it to the day you travel. Yet, as you can notice in the chart above, the cost of train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow tend to remain approximately the same and cost £9.

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
£9.30 17/12/2018 17:12 Cross Country 18 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.30 19/12/2018 17:12 Cross Country 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.55 02/01/2019 17:12 Cross Country 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.55 02/01/2019 07:27 Cross Country 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Central
£9.55 02/01/2019 09:12 Cross Country 3 days ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Queen Street
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:15 ScotRail 18 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Queen Street
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:23 ScotRail 18 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Queen Street
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:04 ScotRail 18 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Queen Street
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:00 ScotRail 18 hours ago
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
Glasgow
Queen Street
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:07 ScotRail 18 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

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Discount Edinburgh - Glasgow train tickets

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 £13.01 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £13.01: £88/£13.01 = 6.76. It will take you approximately 7 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 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 £13.01 £8.68 £4.34 6.78

(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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