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Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow

from £8.80 MORE 1h06m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow
from £5.00 MORE 1h20m
from £5.00 MORE 1h21m
Ride sharing
from £7.50 MORE 1h17m
from £71.59 MORE 9h35m

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 MORE 25/01/2017 07:27 Multiple companies 6 days ago
£8.80 MORE 20/01/2017 07:27 Multiple companies 23 hours ago
£8.80 MORE 27/01/2017 07:27 Multiple companies 2 days ago
£8.80 MORE 25/01/2017 17:12 Multiple companies 6 days ago
£8.80 MORE 20/01/2017 17:12 Multiple companies 23 hours ago
£8.80 MORE 27/01/2017 17:12 Multiple companies 2 days ago
£8.80 MORE 21/01/2017 07:27 Multiple companies 22 hours ago
£8.80 MORE 29/01/2017 12:17 Multiple companies 3 days ago
£8.80 MORE 11/02/2017 07:27 Multiple companies 14 hours ago
£8.80 MORE 21/01/2017 17:11 Multiple companies 22 hours ago

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

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Travel information for your train journey

Route Edinburgh to Glasgow

Train duration 1h06m
Arrival city Glasgow, Scotland
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £8.80
Train operators for Edinburgh to Glasgow ScotRail

The route between Edinburgh, located in Scotland, specifically in the Eastern Scotland area and Glasgow located in Scotland, specifically in the South Western Scotland area is well served by trains. There are 42 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from Edinburgh to Glasgow is 1h06m. Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Glasgow from Edinburgh, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying. The lowest ticket price we found for your journey is from £8.80 for the next 30 days. Many of the trains are run by these several operators ScotRail.

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.

Edinburgh Waverley train station

Proximity journey

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

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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

  • Online: you can purchase tickets directly on train companies websites like for instance Virgin Trains, Eurostar, East Coast, South West Trains, First Great Western, ScotRail, Southern Railway, CrosscCountry … You can also buy train tickets on Ticket Retailers websites like Thetrainline, Redspottedhanky, My Train Ticket, or also Raileasy.
  • Over the phone: major train companies, and train ticket retailers have phone numbers and you can make your booking over the phone.
  • At a station: you can either book your train ticket at the ticket office or using a self-service ticket machine available at many stations.
  • Our Advice: you should use our fast and simple search service that compares hundreds of trains tickets from all major train companies and train tickets retailers. Gopili can help you find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Glasgow! For your information train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh are also available for your return trip on Gopili.

Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow provided by each company, enabling passengers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can buy 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 journeys, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be bought 12 weeks in advance, really they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. In general, the earlier you purchase them, the cheaper the fare is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-reimbursable. Nevertheless, you can change the time and the date of the journey before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering an advantageous quality-price ratio, these tickets require passengers to travel off-peak. You can book tickets at any time, in advance or just before the trip. The train ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees can't be superior to £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you desire. Tickets can be booked in advance or directly before travel. There are no conditions on when you want to travel, even though you will need to book a new ticket if you want to modify 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. Generally 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.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow ?

If you're looking for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some hints and tips for finding cheap train tickets.

  • To travel at the lowest fares you have to book your ticket in advance. The best time to book your advance train ticket is about 12 weeks before. So you must remember to book approximately three months in advance. Thanks to these tips you can make great savings of up to 80%.
  • To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Edinburgh to Glasgow will be cheaper.
  • It's very common that two singles train tickets are cheaper than a return ticket, so always check the prices for your journey and pay less your journey.
  • Another way to make savings is to split up your journey to Glasgow. Instead of booking only one ticket for your journey you can split the journey into different stages, and book a ticket for each stage. Thanks to this you can achieve great savings.

Discount Edinburgh to Glasgow train tickets

Looking for travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and reductions are available to pay less for your Edinburgh Glasgow train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are many different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Most of these railcards are bought in order to receive better discounts. But is it really worth it for travelling from Edinburgh to Glasgow? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30.00)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average price for an Edinburgh Glasgow return ticket (i.e.: £11.08)(1)

First, divide A by B and multiply by 100: this will give you the budget from which the card will be amortized. Then divide that number by C. The result is the minimum number of trips that you will do to cushion the railcard.

In our example, A x B = 30/34 x 100 = £88.00. Then, 88/11.08 = 7.94. It takes at least 7.94 trips from Edinburgh to Glasgow round trip (or 8-ways) for the purchase of the railcard to be worthwhile!

For your information, all railcards cost £30.00 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20.00. Railcards typically give you 34% off most adult fares, so you will save 1/3 on rail fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for return trip

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

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Glasgow

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

Transport operators Departure Arrival
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