It takes an average of 1h 13m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow by train, over a distance of around 42 miles (67 km). There are normally 184 trains per day traveling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from $7.47 when you book in advance.
42 miles (67 km)
184 trains per day
Direct trains available
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Usually, the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes around 1 hour and 14 minutes but can take just 44 minutes on the fastest services. As there are around 201 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about changing, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views.
On this route, you’ll hop on a train at Edinburgh Waverley station, in the heart of the Scottish capital. You’ll most likely be traveling with ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) or Avanti West Coast, who all offer onboard amenities such as free WiFi and comfortable seating. In just under 45 minutes, you will travel the 42 miles between these two cities and arrive at either Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central station.
Want to book the cheapest train tickets? Try traveling at Off-Peak times, as tickets are generally cheaper at quieter times compared to Peak times. Also, keep an eye out for Advance tickets – they are usually released 12 weeks before the departure date and tend to be cheaper than buying tickets on the day of travel.
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The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Glasgow is 1 hour and 13 minutes, with around 184 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow is 44 minutes.
Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow can start from as little as $7.47 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow without having to change trains. There are 184 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow leaves at 23:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow cover a distance of around 42 miles (67 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh (Waverley).
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