Glasgow to Edinburgh by train
Travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train
Fast trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh take around 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 67 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
1. Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh have been found.
We usually find around 71 direct trains on the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 59 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
The Glasgow to Edinburgh train travel time is normally about 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Glasgow to Edinburgh train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Edinburgh is usually scheduled to depart Glasgow around 06:00 and the last train is around 23:30.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Glasgow around 06:00, and the last at 00:06.
What's the Glasgow to Edinburgh train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh are $11.87.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $16, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Glasgow to Edinburgh train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train.
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Which train companies operate between Glasgow and Edinburgh?
ScotRail is the train company that operates on the route from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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