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Glasgow to Edinburgh train

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Find the best prices for train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh

from £8.50 MORE 1h09m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Coach
from £5.00 MORE 1h17m
Ride sharing
from £6.50 MORE 1h17m
Flight
from £57.99 MORE 8h19m

Best price found for train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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!

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 27/01/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 1 day ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 08/02/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 3 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 24/01/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 3 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 04/02/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 4 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 17/02/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 6 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 09/02/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 2 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 20/01/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 3 days ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 21/01/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 1 day ago
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£8.80 MORE 23/01/2017 17:00 Multiple companies 1 day ago
Glasgow
Edinburgh
£8.80 MORE 29/01/2017 12:00 Multiple companies 3 days ago

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

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Travel information for your train journey

Route Glasgow to Edinburgh

Train duration 1h09m
Arrival city Edinburgh, Scotland
Departure city Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 42 Miles
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

Proximity journey

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

Book cheap train from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Many possibilities exist to book your Glasgow to Edinburgh 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh! For your information train tickets Edinburgh to Glasgow are also available for your return trip on Gopili.

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.

  • Advance Ticket : These tickets are a great manner to get discount train tickets. They are available up to 12 weeks before travel and offer the biggest discounts. To take advantage of these tickets you must book ahead: the earlier you book, the cheaper the train fares are! Advance tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh are always sold as singles, but if you prefer to book tickets for a return journey, just buy two Advance tickets. Advance train tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. Also, these tickets cannot be refunded but can be amended before departure.
  • Off-Peak Ticket : If you want more flexibility than an Advance train ticket, the Off-Peak rail tickets could be for you. Off-Peak train tickets are flexible and used at “off peak” hours of the day. They are less expensive than the Anytime ticket and still provide the flexibility of going on any Off-peak trains. They can be booked any time before travelling, even at the last minute. Off-Peak train tickets are valid at any time of the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays and after around 09:30 on days of the week.
  • Anytime ticket : They are completely flexible and they can be used on any train, at any time, on any day. They provide complete security when you can't be sure of your travel times, or if you need to change the day you go. These tickets are more expensive than advance or Off-Peak but they can be refunded.
  • For your information more ticket types exist in the UK to travel to Edinburgh, like Super-Off-Peak tickets, Season tickets, Rover and Rangers tickets…

How to find cheap train tickets Glasgow to Edinburgh ?

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.

  • 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh. 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 Glasgow to Edinburgh 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.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
ScotRail Glasgow Edinburgh

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh:

Bus from Glasgow to Edinburgh

Flights from Glasgow to Edinburgh