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Route Glasgow to Edinburgh
|Arrival city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Departure city||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £8.80|
|Train operators for Glasgow to Edinburgh||Cross Country, ScotRail|
Which operators can I use?
There are a lot of rail operators across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains from Glasgow in Scotland to Edinburgh in Scotland are run by Cross Country, ScotRail.
How far is it by train?
On average, the journey takes approximately 1h06m by train covering a distance of 42 miles to go to Edinburgh from Glasgow. The duration may vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.
What is the price of a train ticket for this journey?
We found trains from £8.80 to travel in the next month. Fares will vary depending on when you travel as well as how long in advance you purchase your ticket.
National Railcards can save you a lot if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you can get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Glasgow Edinburgh train ticket.
You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the railcard, £30, divided by the discount, 34%. On every ticket that you book afterwards, you will spare money.
As an example, train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh cost on average £11.93 (1). If you're dividing £88 by £11.93 (£88/£11.93 = 7.38), it turns out that after only 8 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the railcard will have paid for itself.
(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|
|Glasgow to Edinburgh train||£11.93||£7.95||£3.98||7.4|
(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 of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute
Purchasing your train in advance is most of the time cheaper than leaving it to the last minute. However, as you may notice in the table above, the cost of train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh tend to be stable and cost £9.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Edinburgh. Your Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£8.80||29/04/2017||17:00||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£8.80||06/05/2017||17:00||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£8.80||28/04/2017||17:00||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£8.80||27/04/2017||17:00||Cross Country||1 day ago|
|£12.60||10/05/2017||12:00||ScotRail||2 days ago|
|£12.60||28/04/2017||12:00||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£12.60||27/04/2017||12:15||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£12.60||29/04/2017||07:00||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£12.60||06/05/2017||07:03||ScotRail||1 day ago|
|£12.60||22/05/2017||12:00||ScotRail||6 days ago|
Best price found for Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket for the next 30 days.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh:
Many trains run from Glasgow to Edinburgh, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Finding cheap train tickets is not easy because train travel can be costly. So we decided to give our recommendations to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
Glasgow city has several stations available for your departure:Glasgow Glasgow Central train station, Glasgow Queen Street train station.
After 1h06m of journey you arrive at the Edinburgh Waverley train station, located near the city centre.
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.
ScotRail, the rail travel company, runs between Glasgow and Edinburgh from £13, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.
When are the next trains to Edinburgh?
The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.
See all departures: Today / Tomorrow
According to our data, 4 trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first Glasgow Edinburgh train leaves at 12:00 and the last train is at 12:17. The first and last departure hours might vary on each day of the week and there might be less services during weekends as well as public holidays. Rail companies may as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.
Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip
The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Glasgow to Edinburgh train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:
Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Main train ticket types in United Kingdom
There are three principal train tickets types in UK, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for instance. Let's see the different types of rail ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh below:
If you want to buy the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are ideal for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't annul your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.
Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel hours. With these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be refunded if you decide not to travel.
Anytime tickets is best for you, if you want a completely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Season tickets are perfect for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.
Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket can be purchased via different options:
Purchasing your train tickets online is easy and only takes a few clicks. Most rail operators enable to do it with their website.Tickets can be collected at the station in as little as 2 hours after you bought them using the fast ticket machine. Please note you will need the card that you've used to pay and your collection number.
Most rail operators as well as some rail ticket retailers will have contact numbers in order to take your purchase by phone.
While the biggest stations in the United Kingdom have a ticket vending machine or a staffed ticket office to book your train ticket, suburban stations may not. Look at the opening hours and the available services before your journey.
The smartest way to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh is to compare online the prices from all rail companies. Gopili enables you to do it by comparing in one search the times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to take the train back to Glasgow afterwards, train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow are also available on gopili.
Transport operators from Glasgow to Edinburgh
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Things to do in Edinburgh
We have selected for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Edinburgh.
If you're visiting Edinburgh for the first time and you do not really know the things that you can visit during your stay, we're here to help. Your itinerary will obviously depend of the length of your stay as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili provides you with the famous points of interests in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Old Town is probably one of the most interesting tourist places for visitors. You can also go to see Royal Yacht Britannia or Arthur's Seat which are frequently recommended by the travellers who have already visited the city.
Another interesting site that you can visit is The People's Story if you wish to find out more about the city.
Holyrood Palace is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to visit if you got spare time during your stay.
Finally, if you're still looking to discover more about Edinburgh, St. Giles' Cathedral can be the last stage of your visit. Even though travellers might not consider it as the most interesting place to visit, it will help you get a full picture of the city and its character.
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