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Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 55m to travel from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 27 miles (44 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £11.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 51m
PriceFrom £11.10
Distance27 miles (44 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
First train04:53
Last train22:23
Departure stationGalashiels
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Friday 1st July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:54 galashiels07:46 edinburgh (waverley)scotrail Peak52m, direct
07:23 galashiels08:17 edinburgh (waverley)scotrail Peak54m, direct
08:23 galashiels09:15 edinburgh (waverley)scotrail Peak52m, direct
09:25 galashiels10:23 edinburgh (waverley)scotrail Peak58m, direct
10:23 galashiels11:15 edinburgh (waverley)scotrail Peak52m, direct

How to travel from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley)? Look no further.

You'll usually find 32 trains per day running between Galashiels and Edinburgh (Waverley), which usually take 55 minutes to complete the 27 miles (44 km) journey. It can take as little as 51 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. ScotRail trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Edinburgh (Waverley).

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) start from £11.10 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Edinburgh (Waverley)? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Galashiels and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 55 minutes, with around 32 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Galashiels and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 51 minutes.

How much does the train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train ticket prices from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £11.10 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.

Is there a direct train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 32 direct trains from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 22:23. 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.

What's the distance between Galashiels and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 27 miles (44 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Galashiels.

Cheap train tickets from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £11.10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

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 Galashiels to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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