Trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Glasgow to Edinburgh train information

Glasgow Edinburgh train map

Train duration 1h06m
Arrival Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £9.30
Average train price £14.00

Which operators can I use?

There are several train providers across the UK & Europe but the services between Glasgow in Scotland to Edinburgh in Scotland are operated by ScotRail, Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

How long is the train?

On average, the journey takes around 1h06m by train because of the 42 miles to travel to Edinburgh from Glasgow. The journey time will vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

How much does it costs?

We found trains from £9.30 to travel in the next 30 days. Fares can change depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Glasgow to Edinburgh train tickets

from £9.30 MORE 1h26m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £4.00 MORE 1h13m
from £4.25 MORE 1h21m
Flight
from £68.00 MORE 7h56m

Glasgow - Edinburgh prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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Megabus£5

National Express£9

Loco2£10

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Megabus£5

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Megabus£5

National Express£10

Loco2£120

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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 Glasgow to Edinburgh

When are the next trains to Edinburgh?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Glasgow Queen Street
12:00
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
12:51
0h51m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
12:03
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:10
1h07m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
12:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:19
1h11m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
12:15
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:04
0h49m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
12:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
13:48
1h32m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
17:00
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:01
1h01m Cross Country
Glasgow Queen Street
17:00
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:52
0h52m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
17:02
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:12
1h10m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
17:09
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:18
1h09m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
17:15
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:09
0h54m ScotRail
See more departures +

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 15 trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are being operated today and 15 tomorrow. The first Glasgow Edinburgh train departs at 07:00 while the last train departs at 17:15. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Glasgow - Edinburgh: 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

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£10

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£10

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£10

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£10

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Same day

Days before Departure

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

Best prices for Glasgow to Edinburgh trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£9.30 17/12/2018 17:00 Cross Country 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£9.30 17/12/2018 17:00 Cross Country 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£9.30 20/12/2018 17:00 Cross Country 7 days ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:03 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:00 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:16 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:08 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:15 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:16 ScotRail 1 day ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 17/12/2018 12:08 ScotRail 1 day ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Glasgow Edinburgh train

Discount Glasgow - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the 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 pay less for your Glasgow Edinburgh train ticket.

  • The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

    You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

    For instance, train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh cost on average £13.58 (1). When dividing £88 by £13.58 (£88/£13.58 = 6.48), you can see that after only 7 one way trips from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the card will have paid for itself.

  • The price to get a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to buy the 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to save 34% off most rail 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
Glasgow to Edinburgh train £13.58 £9.05 £4.53 6.5

(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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