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Glasgow to Edinburgh by train

The journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train is 41.58 mi and takes 1 hr 7 mins. There are 34 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:00 and the last at 18:22. It is possible to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train for as little as £6.22 or as much as £16.93. The best price for this journey is £6.22.

Lowest Price£6.22
Journey Duration1 hr 7 mins
Connection per Day34
Lowest Price£6.22
Highest Price£16.93
First Departure06:00
Last Departure18:22
Distance41.58 mi
DepartureGlasgow
ArrivalEdinburgh
CarriersScotRail, London North Eastern Railway

Glasgow to Edinburgh Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

Traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh cost?

When you're traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £15.89. You might be able to find prices as low as £6.22, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh. On average, though, you'll pay about £15.89 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?

The average journey time is 1 hr 7 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 41.58 mi from Glasgow to Edinburgh. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh to take longer than 1 hr 7 mins. The journey between Glasgow and Edinburgh by train usually takes 1 hr 7 mins to cover a distance of 41.58 mi. The shortest journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh will take you 0 hrs 44 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Edinburgh quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

At what time of the day can I travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Glasgow at 06:00, and the last departure will leave at 18:22. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Glasgow to Edinburgh leaving at 06:00. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 18:22.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

When traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can start your journey in Glasgow at stations such as Glasgow, Hampden Park,Pollokshields west,Charing Cross (Glasgow),Glasgow central. These connect to stations including Edinburgh - Any hotel,Edinburgh - Princes Street,Edinburgh-Haymarket in Edinburgh. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

How many times a day do journeys run from Glasgow to Edinburgh?

The route from Glasgow to Edinburgh is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Glasgow 34 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 34 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around £6.03 to £15.47 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 61% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Glasgow to Edinburgh

The cheapest Glasgow - Edinburgh train tickets can be found for as low as £9.13 if you’re lucky, or £10.66 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £13.81.

Find the best day to travel to Edinburgh by train

When travelling to Edinburgh by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

ScotRail is a train operating company that provides passenger rail services throughout Scotland. It is a subsidiary of Abellio, a Dutch state-owned transportation company. ScotRail provides a connection between Glasgow and Edinburgh, allowing travelers to easily explore the scenic Scottish East Coast and Highlands. Additionally, a range of destinations including Aberdeen, Inverness, and Stirling can be discovered through ScotRail's services.

Services on board ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway from Glasgow to Edinburgh
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Glasgow to Edinburgh CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
4.68kg
Bus
5.02kg
Flight
13.38kg
Car
10.71kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh are 4.68kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh? By taking the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh you will save 8.7kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.34kg compared to a bus and 6.03kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
A train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh is £15.89. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £6.22.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Glasgow to Edinburgh is £6.22. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Glasgow and Edinburgh by train?
Glasgow to Edinburgh is 41.58 mi.
How long does the train between Glasgow and Edinburgh take?
Glasgow to Edinburgh is on average 1 hr 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 44 mins.
Which companies operate from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: ScotRail and London North Eastern Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Glasgow to Edinburgh has 34 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Glasgow to Edinburgh leave?
The earliest train from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at 06:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Glasgow to Edinburgh depart?
The latest train from Glasgow to Edinburgh departs at 18:22. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Glasgow to Edinburgh in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £6.22 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
There are on average 34 direct connection(s) from Glasgow to go to Edinburgh.
What's the fastest journey time between Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Glasgow and Edinburgh is 0 hrs 44 mins.
Is there a direct train from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Yes, there is a direct train between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
What are the CO2 emissions for Glasgow to Edinburgh by train?
The train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh creates 4.68kg of CO2 emissions.

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