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There are around 67 trains running between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh daily, which usually take 1h 17m to complete the journey over 42 miles (67 km). Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. If you want to get to Edinburgh quickly, the fastest train time takes just 55m. You may travel with a couple of different train operators during your journey, but ScotRail are usually the main company on this route, on which you can stay connected with free WiFi and power sockets.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.
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The average journey time by train between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 17 minutes, with around 67 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £13.40 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 67 direct trains from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 00:07. 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.