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Find cheapest tickets to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.
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||MORE||27/01/2017||17:00||Multiple companies||1 day ago|
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Best price found for Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket for the next 30 days.
Travel information for your train journey
Route Glasgow to Edinburgh
|Arrival city||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Departure city||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £8.50|
|Train operators for Glasgow to Edinburgh||ScotRail|
The route between Glasgow, located in Scotland, specifically in the South Western Scotland area and Edinburgh located in Scotland, specifically in the Eastern Scotland area is well served by trains. There are 42 miles between the two cities and the average train duration from Glasgow to Edinburgh is 1h09m. Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Glasgow, and it's also a greener option than driving or flying. The lowest ticket price we found for your journey is from £8.50 for the next 30 days. Many of the trains are run by these several operators ScotRail.
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 1h09m of journey you arrive at the Edinburgh Waverley train station, located near the city centre.
Edinburgh Waverley train station
Many trains run from Glasgow to Edinburgh, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
Many possibilities exist to book your Glasgow to Edinburgh train ticket:
Train ticket types for your travel
Train tickets may look a bit complicated at first sight but it's simple to understand their functioning. To start, there are three main train tickets types accessible in the United Kingdom for your train Glasgow to Edinburgh: Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets.
If you're looking for cheap train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh, you've come to the right place. Here we give you some hints and tips for finding cheap train tickets.
Looking for travel at the lowest fares? Many railcards and reductions are available to pay less for your Glasgow Edinburgh 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh? 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 Glasgow Edinburgh return ticket (i.e.: £11.83)(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, 88/11.8322 = 7.44. It takes at least 7.44 trips from Glasgow to Edinburgh 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|
|Glasgow to Edinburgh train||£11.83||£7.89||£3.94||7.46|
(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 Glasgow to Edinburgh
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Glasgow to Edinburgh.