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Find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow
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Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to Glasgow, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Departure and arrival for your train travel

To travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Edinburgh Waverley train station. Glasgow city has several stations available for your arrival:Glasgow Glasgow Central train station, Glasgow Queen Street train station.

Discount Edinburgh to 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 are able to 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.

To understand the benefits of a railcard, you have to estimate the number of trips you need to make earnings. You will see that commonly only a few trips are needed.

For your calculation, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, the discount on each journey (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Edinburgh Glasgow ticket is £11.08 (1).

Divide the cost of your railcard by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £11.08: £88/£11.08 = 7.94. You will need to make on average 8 trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh (one way trip) with your railcard to start saving money.

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 £11.08 £7.39 £3.69 7.96

(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

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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Edinburgh - Glasgow: the best time to book cheap trains

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Getting your train ticket in advance is almost always cheaper than leaving it to the day you intend to travel. Yet, as you can see in the graph above, the cost of train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow do not tend to change a lot and cost £10.

Things to do in Glasgow

We have created for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Glasgow.

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Riverside Museum
  • Glasgow Science Centre
  • The People's Palace
  • House for an Art Lover
  • Scottish Football Museum

If you're travelling to Glasgow for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the places that you can do during your stay, don't worry. The different options you have will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili helps you find the well-known points of interests in Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is probably one of the most interesting things to do for visitors. You can also go to discover The People's Palace as well as Riverside Museum which are most of the time recommended by the people who have already visited the city.

Another interesting area that you may want to visit is House for an Art Lover if you wish to find out more about this destination.

Glasgow Science Centre is also a place that we will suggest you to visit if you got enough time during your stay.

Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about Glasgow, Scottish Football Museum can be the final step of your visit. While visitors may not consider it as the most interesting thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its history.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Glasgow

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Glasgow. Your Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket is just few clicks away!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£8.80 27/07/2017 17:12 Cross Country 7 days ago
£8.80 27/07/2017 07:27 Cross Country 7 days ago
£8.80 21/08/2017 17:12 Cross Country 23 days ago
£8.80 29/07/2017 17:12 Cross Country 17 days ago
£8.80 17/08/2017 17:12 Cross Country 16 days ago
£8.80 01/08/2017 17:12 Cross Country 13 days ago
£8.80 20/08/2017 17:11 Cross Country 9 days ago
£12.60 27/07/2017 12:15 ScotRail 7 days ago
£12.60 27/07/2017 12:21 ScotRail 7 days ago
£12.60 27/07/2017 12:27 ScotRail 7 days ago

Best price found for Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Where to find cheap train tickets

Cross Country

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Cross Country tickets from £9 for your trip.


Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found ScotRail tickets from £13 for your trip.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow ?

It could be easy to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow. If you're following these few tips, you can always find cheap train tickets for your route.

  • Getting your ticket in advance rather than leaving it until the day before will help you to pay less. Advance tickets tend to go on sale 12 weeks before the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by buying your ticket 3 months in advance. We advise you to purchase your ticket as soon as possible.
  • You will often take notice that, the most affordable time to travel is outside the peak times, which are between 06:30 to 9:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Therefore, try to avoid travelling during commuting hours and you should make savings on your train ticket Edinburgh to Glasgow.
  • For some journeys, it costs less to book two single tickets instead of a return ticket. It gives less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to come back but cheaper tickets might be available.
  • Split-ticketing for your journey to Glasgow is another money saving trick. It is entirely legitimate to split your ticket into 2 or more tickets covering the different sections of your journey, the only rule is that the train you're on calls at the stations you bought tickets for.

Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of rail tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow proposed by each company, allowing passengers to choose between flexibility and cost. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each kind of rail ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be purchased 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. In general, the earlier you buy them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-reimbursable. However, you can change the time and the date of the journey before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the cheapest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering a good quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can book tickets at any time, in advance or just before the journey. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are completely flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be booked in advance or directly before travel. There are no limitations on when you want to go, however you will need to buy a new ticket if you want to change the date, destination or class.

You can also book a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Normally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the England.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Glasgow train

Route Edinburgh to Glasgow

Edinburgh Glasgow train map

Train duration 1h05m
Arrival city Glasgow, Scotland
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £8.80
Train operators for Edinburgh to Glasgow Cross Country, ScotRail

The journey from Edinburgh, situated in Scotland and Glasgow, which is in Scotland is well served by trains. The trains are run by these several companies: Cross Country, ScotRail.

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 lowest ticket price we've found for the next month is £8.80 one way.

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Many possibilities exist to purchase your Edinburgh to Glasgow train ticket:

How can I book a train ticket online?

You are able to book your tickets online using the train companies' websites including Eurostar, Southern, South West Trains, Greater Anglia. You may also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites such as Redspottedhanky or Raileasy.

Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?

If you would rather have a call with an agent that will help you buy your ticket, you are able to do it with most train operators.

Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?

Depending on the station, you can either get your train ticket at the travel centre or using a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We suggest you to check beforehand if the station offers these services and the opening hours.

By using our fast and easy to use search service, you will be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major train operators. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow! Please note, train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Glasgow

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Glasgow.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Cross Country Edinburgh Glasgow
ScotRail Edinburgh Glasgow

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow:

Bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow

Flights from Edinburgh to Glasgow