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Glasgow to Edinburgh

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  1. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 5R
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  3. expected to depart at 
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 9
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 13
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 15 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    11:30
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    12:13
    Haymarket
    Platform 3
    12:18
    Haymarket
    Platform 3
    12:22
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 9
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 4 estimated
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 10 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak
  10. on time
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 9
    on time
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    0 changes
    Off Peak

Journey information from Glasgow to Edinburgh

  • Train Fares from: £9.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct
  • How long does it take to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?

    The average journey time between Glasgow and Edinburgh is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 175 trains per day travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh?

    The distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh is 42 miles.

    Distance: 42 miles
  • What time is the first train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    The first train from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at .

    What time is the last train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

    The last train from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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How to find cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

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Book in advance.

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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 to Edinburgh is right for you.

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*Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.