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Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 42 miles (67 km). There are normally 181 trains per day travelling from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £13.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 42m
PriceFrom £13.40
Distance42 miles (67 km)
Frequency181 trains per day
First train04:26
Last train23:45
Departure stationGlasgow Queen Street
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 29th 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:07 15:28 1h 21m, direct
14:15 15:10 55m, direct
14:28 15:43 1h 15m, direct
14:37 15:59 1h 22m, direct
14:45 15:34 49m, direct
15:07 16:29 1h 22m, direct
15:15 16:03 48m, direct
15:26 16:40 1h 14m, direct
15:37 16:59 1h 22m, direct
15:45 16:33 48m, direct

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 181 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 Queen Street and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 42 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Glasgow Queen Street 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 Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 181 direct trains from Glasgow Queen Street 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 Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 04:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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.

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

Trains travelling from Glasgow Queen Street 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 Queen Street.

Cheap train tickets from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Glasgow Queen Street 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.

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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 Queen Street to Edinburgh (Waverley) is right for you.

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