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Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 1h 17m to travel from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 42 miles (67 km). There are normally 67 trains per day travelling from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £13.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 55m
PriceFrom £13.40
Distance42 miles (67 km)
Frequency67 trains per day
First train05:00
Last train00:07
Departure stationGlasgow Central
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, ScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Friday 18th June 2021 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
09:30 glasgow central10:34 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 4m, 1 change
10:00 glasgow central11:04 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 4m, 1 change
10:16 On timeglasgow central11:48 On timeedinburgh (waverley)Plat. 3 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct
10:30 glasgow central11:33 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 3m, 1 change
11:00 glasgow central12:08 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 8m, 1 change
11:17 On timeglasgow central12:43 On timeedinburgh (waverley)Plat. 3 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets1h 26m, direct
11:30 glasgow central12:35 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 5m, 1 change
12:00 glasgow central13:02 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 2m, 1 change
12:18 On timeglasgow central13:42 On timeedinburgh (waverley)Plat. 4 estimatedscotrail Off PeakGet tickets1h 24m, direct
12:30 glasgow central13:36 On timeedinburgh (waverley)null Off PeakGet tickets1h 6m, 1 change

Taking the train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh in 55m

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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.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Glasgow Central 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 Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 55 minutes.

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

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.

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

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.

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

The first train from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 42 miles (67 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £13.40 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 Glasgow Central 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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