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 travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow and tickets for this journey start from £5.90 when you book in advance.
42 miles (67 km)
184 trains per day
Direct trains available
Thinking about taking the train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 13 minutes to travel the 42 miles (67 km) from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow by train, although you can get there in as little as 44 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 184 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You're likely to be travelling with London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail or CrossCountry to Glasgow. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.
Book train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £5.90. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.
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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 ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow can start from as little as £5.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
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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