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
Lowest train price from £9.20
Average train price £14.00

Which operators can I use?

There are many rail providers across the United Kingdom & Europe but the trains between Glasgow in Scotland to Edinburgh in Scotland are provided by ScotRail, Cross Country.

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 tickets from £9.20 to travel in the next month. Prices will vary depending on the travel date and how much time in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Glasgow to Edinburgh train tickets

from £9.20 MORE 1h09m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £5.60 MORE 1h13m
from £4.00 MORE 1h19m
Flight
from £62.73 MORE 8h59m

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£6

National Express£8

Loco2£10

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Megabus£5

National Express£8

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 24 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
17:00
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
17:51
0h51m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
17:00
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:00
1h00m Cross Country
Glasgow Central
17:02
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:16
1h14m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
17:08
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:13
1h05m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
17:15
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
18:07
0h52m ScotRail
Tomorrow
Glasgow Queen Street
07:50
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
08:54
1h04m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
08:11
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:32
1h21m ScotRail
Glasgow Central
08:16
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
11:25
3h09m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
08:30
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
09:25
0h55m ScotRail
Glasgow Queen Street
08:45
Edinburgh (Waverley, city centre)
10:08
1h23m 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

Looking at our data, 15 trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are available today and 15 tomorrow. The first Glasgow Edinburgh train leaves at 07:00 while the last train is at 17:15. The first and last departure times might be different from one day to another and there can be less trains during weekends and public holidays. Rail companies may as well increase or decrease the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the season.

Glasgow - Edinburgh: the best time to book cheap trains

Price of the ticket when booking in advance or at the last minute

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Days before Departure

The chart above illustrates the cheapest prices found over the last 6 months depending on how much time in advance the ticket is booked. Booking your train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in advance will enable you to pay less for your train.

Tickets are available from £9 when buying your train 1 month in advance, it is 8% cheaper than the best ticket we found when booking 15 days in advance.

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)
£9.20 19/05/2018 17:00 Cross Country 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£9.20 21/04/2018 17:00 Cross Country 4 days ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£9.20 28/04/2018 17:00 Cross Country 5 days ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 07:13 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 17:02 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 17:00 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Central
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 07:00 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 12:08 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 12:00 ScotRail 22 hours ago
Glasgow
Queen Street
Edinburgh
(Waverley, city centre)
£12.90 19/05/2018 17:08 ScotRail 22 hours ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Glasgow Edinburgh train

Discount Glasgow - Edinburgh train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you save money for your Glasgow Edinburgh train ticket.

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

    You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the railcard to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the cost of the railcard, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, thirty four percent. On every ticket that you book after that, you will save money.

    For instance, train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh cost on average £13.02 (1). When dividing £88 by £13.02 (£88/£13.02 = 6.76), it appears that after only 7 one way journeys from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the railcard will have paid for itself.

  • The price to purchase 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 get a third 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
Glasgow to Edinburgh train £13.02 £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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