Planning to take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street? Look no further.
On average, the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street takes around 1h 7m but can take just 44m on the fastest services. With around 132 direct trains running on this popular route every day, there’s no need for you to make any changes along the way.
ScotRail is the main rail operator on the route from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street. Just sit back and enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including free WiFi, power sockets, and an at-seat catering service. Want to travel in style? Upgrade to ScotRail First Class and enjoy comfy seats, quieter coaches and complimentary refreshments.
If you want to save money on your train tickets, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
If you want to know more about the journey from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Glasgow Queen Street is 1 hour and 6 minutes, with around 133 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 Queen Street is 44 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow Queen Street can start from as little as £5.30 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 Queen Street without having to change trains. There are 133 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow Queen Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow Queen Street leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow Queen Street 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 Queen Street cover a distance of around 42 miles (67 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Edinburgh (Waverley) to Glasgow Queen Street is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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I travelled from Edinburgh to Glasgow on a ScotRail service. The journey took around fifty minutes, getting me to the city in good time.
My ticket was an Off-Peak single, meaning I could take any Off-Peak service that day. Luckily there are plenty of services between the two cities, so I simply turned up at the station and took the next available train.
The train only had one class and there were no seat reservations, so I hopped on and found a quiet carriage. Once the train escaped the city centre (keep an eye out for Murrayfield stadium!), we were quickly into the picturesque West Lothian countryside. I made use of the free WiFi to keep myself busy, and the power socket at my seat ensured I arrived in Glasgow with my phone charge intact.
Arrival in Glasgow
Glasgow Queen Street is located right in the city centre, so it was a short walk to where I was staying for the weekend. Although not as magnificent as Glasgow Central station (thought of as one of Britain’s most beautiful train stations) it served my purposes very well!